|Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot (Silver)
|List Price: $349.99
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Recreate the moment with the incredibly lifelike pictures you'll take with the silver DSC-W80 7.2 Megapixel Cyber-shot digital camera. Your friends will be impressed with its combination of high fashion and advanced performance. With features like Face Detection to bring out the most natural tones in faces and HD output for presentation, sharing pictures becomes an experience to remember. The convenient in-camera retouching and red-eye reduction expands your creativity while the double anti-blur solution allows low-light shooting without flash. And the Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens lets you view the action very closely through the large 2.5" LCD screen.
- 7.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
- Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens; 2.5-inch LCD display
- High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200) allows for shooting even in low-light conditions
- In-camera red-eye reduction and retouching functions
- HD output; HD slide show with music feature
- Great camera, great pictures
Highly recommended. Looks okay, but the pictures are fantastic thanks to a great lens. We love this camera....more info
- My wife loves this camera!
This camera is easy to use and has a nicely sized screen. I bought this for my wife as a replacement for a cheaper 3 mp camera she had. One really cool thing about it is that it seems to auto balance the light in photos so you have a more consistent tone from edge to edge. It also takes great pictures in low light situations if you flip over to low light settings. Great value camera!...more info
- Do not buy this Camera
I got this camera last year to replace my Canon SD10 which i loved and i still love becasue it works better than this new DSC-W80. It takes blurry pictures, shutter is too slow and its just a piece of junk. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! and trust me there is no operator error, i owned many cameras and i know how to take a picture....more info
- new digital camera
My wife recieved this for Christmas and loves it. She says its very user friendly and fun. The picture quality on the camera is great too. There are many features on it that is easy to use and helps with the picture quality as well. It did not come with a memory stick so don't forget to make sure you have one....more info
- Very pleased ..........
I have owned this camera one year this christmas and have had very good luck with it I would recommend it to anyone who wants a excellent pocket camera to catch all of lifes little moments.
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- So far So good
I bought it 3 weeks ago and I feel very impressed, If you hold the right way, even on dark, really takes good pictures
and the software helps me to separate my pictures acording to the date and the hour that was taken. ...more info
- "Underwhelmed" with this camera
We bought the SONY DSCW80 Camera prior to a family trip to Disneyworld this Fall. We wanted a smaller camera with the verstility to capture all of the excitement of such a trip. We left plenty of time to develop a feel for the new features and options that this model had over our older Olympus model. We mostly point and shoot, but hoped to have the versatility to customize shots when we had the time and calling to do so. Although we're not a shutterbugs, my wife and I are not Techno-dunces either, (we are engineers with plenty of camera, microscope, and endoscopic experience). In part, we based our decision to buy this camera upon the favorable recomendations of a leading consumer reporting magazine.
I must agree with several other reviewers that this camera produces pictures that lack clarity and focus. It works best outdoors when shooting with a lot of natural light. Even then, action shots are always blurred - even when employing the faster shutter speeds available via selectable pre-programmed exposure modes. When the light begins to dim - pictures get progressively more grainy, blurred, and frustrating.
I was convinced that operator error was the main cause of our problems, but I have now passed the camera around at enough soccer games and basketball games to ensure this is not the case. I have read and re-read the users manual and found that nothing seems to help.
I hate to sound overly critical of SONY, but I would also add that the software that came with the camera was quite cumbersome. It took a long time to load and causes operating system errors with my IBM Laptop.
In simple summary, I would not recommend this camera to anyone. You can only imagine the frustration of having 400 images from a Disney vacation of which only 100 are worth printing. Many of the candid shots that would have been most memorable - on rides, at parades, during shows - have the worst clarity.
This camera was not the right choice. I will probably replace it with a similarly featured Olympus or Cannon Model.
- Great camera!
I have to say that this camera is by far the best camera I have owned. No it is not those fancy ones that look like the old fashion ones but it does have nice features. If you are looking for a camera that is small, has great battery life, and takes great (but not outstanding) pictures then this is the camera for you. If you are looking for professional (I'm talking real professional) grade photos please do not purchase this one. The features are listed on the web site if you need to look. I haven't got to all of the functions yet but I love the face detection that has an auto focus. Nice job SONY!...more info
- Overall, disappointed
My wife bought this camera about 10 months ago, in (long advance) preparation for a trip this winter. She has been using a Nikon Coolpix 8700 that she's very pleased with, but wanted something pocketable. She has some balance issues, so the "Steady Shot" image stabilization was attractive. After reading reviews in a leading consumer publication, she bought the DSC-W80.
Positives: Outdoors, it does very well. Colors are warm and true. The image stabilization works well (I have a mild hand tremor, so I'm a good tester...) Sharpness is acceptable.
Negatives: Indoors, not so hot. As has been posted elswhere, when the camera is faced with dim illumination, the in-camera processing creates a lot of noise, which obliterates most detail in the images. The flash is feeble, and somewhat slow to fire. It commonly produces a "hot spot" in the center of the image, rather than even lighting. The menu system is much less intuitive than on the Nikons we both have, or on some of the Canons I've been looking at. One of the strangest things I have run into is that you can set the size of the captured file (i.e. number of MP), but not the display resolution. For example, a 7MP image comes up on screen as a 72 px/inch, 42.67 X 32 inch image. If you bring that image up on screen in Photoshop, and zoom in to 100%, you're looking at an oddly pixelated image for what should be your highest quality setting. The only cure I've found for on-screen viewing is to run it through Photoshop and resize it both by size and by pixels/inch. Now maybe that's just a Sony oddity that has only stymied me, but I thought it was worth putting out there. Hopefully this is useful information for you....more info
- Best Present Ever!
My best friend bought this camera for me as a Christmas present. It is wonderful, it is so small and light I can take it everywhere with me. The anti-shake feature is just what I needed as almost every other photo I have taken with other cameras has been blurred. The macro feature is brilliant. I am taking better photos with this camera than my friend takes with her $1200 camera! Love that is was available in pink. The movie feature is great as I can get footage of a friend's baby without having to put down my camera and hunt around for the video camera....more info
- Very Bad pictures, image stabilization, low light prob, bad videos
I bought Sony DSC-W80 on Jan 14th and opened the box on Jan 19th.
Used the camera at Children's Discovery museum and tried every possible
setting possible on Jan 20th. The WORST picture Quality, Worst Image
Stabilization, Worst Videos (Grains seen in every video). OH! One more
thing. If you ever want to take Videos using sony cameras, you cannot
zoom once you start recording. The lousiest setting that you can every
run into. I walked back to the store and the customer rep tried every other
Sony model and said that all of them have the same problem. Cannot zoom
while recording in video mode. I am just thinking if I should purchase
Canon 870 IS. If some one tried this camera in low light settings, with
kids moving around, taking some videos etc., would appreciate your thoughts on Canon 870is.
- Simple Small Basic
We recently went through the research process regarding a digital camera; no one camera suits all needs. They all seem to offer something. It's give and take, knowing that whatever you decide it will be obsolete by the time you receive it. There are hundreds of them to choose from and they just keep getting better and better.
We put off our decision long enough, and it was time to buy. We ended up with a basic Sony DSC-W80, because I wanted something small enough to fit into my husband's pocket since he has a habit of loading up my purse. We read reviews, and Amazon reviews for this camera were not that great; but it received higher ratings on other websites. It was the right camera for us.
Relatively inexpensive, so if I lose it I won't be suicidal. Tiny enough to forward the task of carrying it onto my husband. Long battery life so we don't become frustrated. Sufficient picture quality for a quick shot on the spur of the moment. A variety of settings to keep us entertained. It does have a mediocre macro and a zoom.
Motion artifact causing blurs become apparent when pictures are viewed on a large monitor, even though our model has Sony's version of image stabilization, "Steady Shot". As with all cameras, zoomed pictures become increasingly blurred to motion without the assistance of a steady foundation, such as a tripod.
We are having fun with it, my daughter bought one. My son borrowed mine and is considering one for himself. He described it as a basic, simple, decent camera.
We paid around $180 at Best Buy on Black Friday, plus tax. The 2G memory sticks were half price that day, for $20. The memory stick deal helped sway our decision at the time.
If you want gorgeous high-quality pictures, get an SLR and have fun creating unique images with manual settings and lenses. The sacrifice for this decision includes: More expensive. Won't fit in your pocket or a purse. Someone's going to have to lug it around and take responsibility for it.
- BEST I`ve ever had, so far
I've only had 3 digital cameras including my K800i Phone and this camera is amazing. Take great photos in low light condition and very easy to use....more info
- great camera for travel where weight counts
I purchased this camera for my teenage daughter for Christmas. She will be traveling during the summer and wanted a light camera, easy to tote around, with great definition and zoom options.
This camera takes great photos, is very easy to use and is very light. If you have trouble dropping cameras, this may not be the one for you. However, if you want great photos, light weight, easy to use and extremely portable, you will enjoy this one! I purchased a case as well, and highly recommend one. ...more info
- Better than expected
The quality of the pictures is no canon but its far better than what you would expect from a pocket camera. Go ahead and give the Cybershot a shot, its worth it....more info
- Worst Sony Camera Thus Far
This is the 3rd Sony camera I've purchased (P93, H5, W80), but IT WILL BE THE LAST.
I bought this Camera approximately 1 week before my wedding to carry with us on our honeymoon. We were gone for 2 weeks and a week after we got back I started to notice Dust behind the glass over the rear LCD panel. I carried the camera in my pocket every day for approximately one month and I was seeing dust.
I called Sony who instructed me to take it back to BestBuy (where I made the purchase). I did so and they sent it out to get repaired. When I got it back it looked great, for about 2 months...
I then called again and explained that there must obviously be a defect as this is the second time within the first few months of owning the camera. They said they'd gladly take a look at it but they couldn't do anything such as exchange it for another one, or give me credit to buy a different model without looking at it first. This made perfect sense to me so I sent it off.
A few weeks later I get a phone call from the repair facility explaining that they can't do anything because they are a "complete repair facility" and there is a minor dent in the top of the camera. I'm aware of the dent but it's microscopic. I have no clue how it even got there and I even get them to admit it has no affect on the camera whatsoever. Still no luck and they wanted $135 to repair it. NO THANKS!
When I got the camera back I cleaned it myself using a microfiber cloth and an eye glass repair kit since they wouldn't even do that. I have pictures of the process and intend on writing up a how-to guide on my blog. This all happened about 6 months ago. Since then it's been relatively fine until about 2 weeks ago when the memory card/battery door broke off.
This camera has easily been THE WORST I've owned. I wish I had pictures available of the amount of dust I found inside once I decided to operate myself.
I would like to say, when there was no dust inside the camera took phenomenal quality pictures for a compact, despite the lack of manual controls.
I would NEVER RECOMMEND this camera to anyone. The build quality is absolutely HORRIBLE....more info
- Great outdoor camera, terrible indoors!
I bought this camera May 2008 after my previous Sony W1 was stolen. I needed a replacement quickly so I didn't do any research or read online reviews. (I had owned 2 previous Sony cameras, so I was confident I would get a good product.) I was a little skeptical about the smaller compact size, but on the first day I owned it I walked outside and took a few shots of my landscape (very colorful, as I have lots of flowers) and I was pleased. Kept it the rest of the summer, taking mostly outdoor (poolside & landscape shots). I also fell in love with it's small size, making it a dream to carry in a pocket or purse. I found a small zipper cover at Staples that fits it's perfectly (for only $10, compared to Sony's $40 soft-case). It wasn't until we had a family gathering in the fall that I realized the down-side of this camera. Most of the indoor pictures are grainy & just not very crisp. The camera struggles in lower light conditions, even in a moderately lit room. If a flash is used, faces look white & washed out and eyes are always red. Of course, editing eyes is always an option, but this gets old when you have to edit every single indoor photo you take. However, I'm still a fan of Sony cameras, so I'm trading this one for a more expensive model. I'm hoping the DSC-H10 or H50 will make he a happier camper! Again, if you just need to take outdoor shots, like on your job or something, this is a fantastic camera. If you need good clear pics of people indoors (like weddings, dinners, parties, etc) DON'T count on this one....more info