Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 Digital Camera Review

The DSC-W80 has a newer interface and look compared to other W series cameras from Sony (it comes in attractive colors of the sleek metal body as well). Also, W80 uses Sony’s new Bionz image processor, which is much faster. The photos have sharp details and accurate colors, noticeable noise only from ISO 800 and above.

Important features that improve your shots are: optical image stabilization, face-detecting auto focus and auto exposure (there is also ISO 3200 maximum sensitivity but in my opinion not very useful). High-definition slide shows with MP3 music support and in-camera image retouching worth mentions especially for those of you who don’t want to spend too much time with image adjustments at the PC.

It can be used with the new Sony CSS-HD1 high-definition Cyber-shot Station, which comes with the component cable (also works as a charger for the camera); and the DSC-W80HDPR kit, which bundles a DSC-W80 camera and Sonys DPP-FPHD1 printer package.
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80

Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 Digital Camera Specifications

• Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Manual, Scene
• Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity, Soft Snap
• Movie Mode: 640 x 480 MPEG with sound
• Effects: Natural, Vivid, Sepia, B&W
• Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow synch, Off, Red-eye reduction
• Focus Modes: 9-point Auto, Macro, Single, Monitoring
• White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (1, 2, 3), Incandescent, Flash WB
• Metering: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Sony Cybershot DSC-W80Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD
• 7.2 megapixels
• 3x optical zoom + 2x digital zoom (TTL 6x)
Focal Length: 35-105mm (35mm equiv)
Aperture: F2.8-8 (w) F5.2-14.8 (t)
• ISO Range: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
• Flash Range: 0.2-3.3m (wide) 0.4-1.8m (tele)
• Focus Range: 50cm to infinity, Macro: 4cm (wide) 35cm (tele)
• Exposure Compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3EV stop increments
• Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, +/-0.3/0.7/1.0EV
• Continuos Shooting: 100 shots, 2.8fps, 7MP (max)
• Shutter Speed: 1-1/1600 sec
• Self Timer: 2 or 10sec
• File Format: JPEG
• Memory Stick / Pro Duo Memory + 31 MB internal memory
• NP-BG1 Lithium-ion battery



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