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Sony W310 vs Sony W350

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 front
Portability
97
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Key Specs

Sony W310
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 95 x 55 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2010
Sony W350
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.7-5.7) lens
  • 117g - 91 x 52 x 17mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Overview

On this page, we will be analyzing the Sony W310 vs Sony W350, both Ultracompact digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Sony. The image resolution of the W310 (12MP) and the W350 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The W310 was introduced at a similar time to the W350 and they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the W310 matches up versus the W350 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony W310 over the Sony W350

 W310 W350 

Reasons to pick Sony W350 over the Sony W310

 W350 W310 

Common features in the Sony W310 and Sony W350

 W310 W350 
LaunchedJanuary 2010January 2010Similar generation
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Sony W310 offers exterior measurements of 95mm x 55mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs) whilst the Sony W350 has proportions of 91mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") along with a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have attached at that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the W310 against the W350.

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the W310 and W350 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 top view buttons comparison

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizes only by reviewing specs. The picture here will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the W310 and W350.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You should count on the Sony W350 to deliver more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs a bit more aggressively.

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 sensor size comparison

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W310 Portrait photography highlights
Sony W350 Portrait photography highlights
21
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
28
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony W310 as a Street photography camera
Sony W350 as a Street photography camera
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
58
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony W310 Sports photography info
Sony W350 Sports photography info
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony W310 Travel photography info
Sony W350 Travel photography info
58
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
66
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony W310
Landscape photography with Sony W350
32
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not available
low MP (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
38
decently wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W310 Vlogging details
Sony W350 Vlogging details
29
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone socket
29
decently wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic support
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Sony W310 vs Sony W350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W310 and Sony W350
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-01-07 2010-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 26-105mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.7-5.7
Macro focus distance 5cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1 secs 2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.80 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 137 grams (0.30 lb) 117 grams (0.26 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 55 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 91 x 52 x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model NP-BN1 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $150 $200