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Sony W610 vs Sony WX80

Portability
97
Imaging
38
Features
20
Overall
30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
38
Overall
39

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Key Specs

Sony W610
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 113g - 93 x 52 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
Sony WX80
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-8.0) lens
  • 124g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Overview

Lets look closer at the Sony W610 and Sony WX80, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are offered by Sony. The sensor resolution of the W610 (14MP) and the WX80 (16MP) is very comparable and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The W610 was manufactured 12 months earlier than the WX80 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief summary of how the W610 matches up versus the WX80 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony W610 over the Sony WX80

 W610 WX80 

Reasons to pick Sony WX80 over the Sony W610

 WX80 W610 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2012Fresher by 12 months

Common features in the Sony W610 and Sony WX80

 W610 WX80 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sony W610 provides physical measurements of 93mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7") with a weight of 113 grams (0.25 lbs) and the Sony WX80 has dimensions of 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9") having a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising during that time. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the W610 against the WX80.

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the W610 and WX80 is 97 and 96 respectively.

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 top view buttons comparison

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to imagine the contrast in sensor sizing simply by going through specs. The visual underneath will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the W610 and WX80.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Sony WX80 to show extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a little more aggressively. The older W610 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 sensor size comparison

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W610 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony WX80 as a Portrait photography camera
29
decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
35
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony W610 as a Street photography camera
Sony WX80 as a Street photography camera
56
lighter than competition in class (113 grams)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features focus by touch
lighter than others (124g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony W610 as a Sports photography camera
Sony WX80 as a Sports photography camera
27
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W610 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX80 as a Travel photography camera
69
lighter than competition in class (113 grams)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than others (124g)
features focus by touch
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W610 Landscape photography features
Sony WX80 Landscape photography features
33
really wide (26mm)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
39
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony W610
Vlogging with Sony WX80
28
really wide (26mm)
lighter than competition in class (113g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone jack
35
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others (124 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
no external mic port
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Sony W610 vs Sony WX80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W610 and Sony WX80
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2012-01-10 2013-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by BIONZ BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-105mm (4.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.3-8.0
Macro focus distance 4cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology Clear Photo TFT LCD TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m 4.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 113 grams (0.25 pounds) 124 grams (0.27 pounds)
Dimensions 93 x 52 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7") 92 x 52 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9")
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 life 250 pictures 240 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BN NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $200 $276