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Sony A450 vs Sony W570

Portability
65
Imaging
54
Features
52
Overall
53
Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
25
Overall
33

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Key Specs

Sony A450
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Sony W570
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 116g - 91 x 52 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Sony A450 vs Sony W570, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Ultracompact and both are produced by Sony. The image resolution of the A450 (14MP) and the W570 (16MP) is pretty comparable but the A450 (APS-C) and W570 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor dimensions.

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The A450 was revealed 12 months earlier than the W570 so they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Sony A450 being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony W570 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the A450 matches up versus the W570 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A450 over the Sony W570

 A450 W570 
Manual focus Dial precise focus

Reasons to pick Sony W570 over the Sony A450

 W570 A450 
IntroducedJanuary 2011January 2010Fresher by 12 months

Common features in the Sony A450 and Sony W570

 A450 W570 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Sony A450 features external dimensions of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") and a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs) while the Sony W570 has dimensions of 91mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") and a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have at the time. The following is the front view size comparison of the A450 vs the W570.

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A450 and W570 is 65 and 96 respectively.

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 top view buttons comparison

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to see the gap in sensor sizing merely by going through specifications. The visual below will give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the A450 and W570.

Plainly, the 2 cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The A450 using its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field simpler and the Sony W570 will show extra detail because of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The older A450 will be behind in sensor technology.

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 sensor size comparison

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A450 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W570 as a Portrait photography camera
72
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (14MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
30
good MP (16MP)
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony A450 as a Street photography camera
Sony W570 as a Street photography camera
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony A450
Sports photography with Sony W570
77
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
great battery power (1,050 shots)
comes with phase detect AF
36
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony A450 Travel photography features
Sony W570 Travel photography features
60
great battery power (1,050 shots)
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
66
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A450 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W570 as a Landscape photography camera
66
you can focus manually
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
great battery power (1,050 per charge)
small screen (2.7 inches)
does not have Timelapse mode
38
quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A450
Vlogging with Sony W570
9
can't shoot video
29
quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic support
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Sony A450 vs Sony W570 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A450 and Sony W570
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A450Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570
Category Entry-Level DSLR Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-05 2011-01-06
Physical type Compact SLR Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.4 x 15.6mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 365.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4592 x 3056 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 200 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support Sony/Minolta Alpha fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/2.6-6.3
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Number of lenses 143 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT Clear Photo Color LCD Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 2 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate 7.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/160 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video data format - MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 560 grams (1.23 lbs) 116 grams (0.26 lbs)
Dimensions 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") 91 x 52 x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 66 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 769 not tested
Other
Battery life 1050 pictures -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-FM500H NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $1,241 $159