Sony S2000

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-105mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 167g - 98 x 61 x 27mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Sony S2000 summary

Sony S2000 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on January of 2010. The camera uses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3456 x 2592.

The S2000 is ranked #233 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1218 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized factors.

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The following is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Sony S2000 family

The Sony S2000 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can take a look at all earlier and new models along with main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-S2000 front thumbnailSony S200033-105mm
Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-S2100 front thumbnailSony S2100
S2000 vs S2100
Photography Glossary
Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-S980 front thumbnailSony S980
S2000 vs S980
Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-S950 front thumbnailSony S950
S2000 vs S950
Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-S930 front thumbnailSony S930
S2000 vs S930

Sony S2000 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Sony S2000 based on things which are oftentimes regarded as important in a camera.

built in zoom lens (33-105mm 3.2 x zoom)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has built in flash
includes HDMI port
very good minimum ISO (100)
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
cannot use external flash
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have headphone port
does not have image stabilization
does not have mic port
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
focusing manually not possible
lack of shutter priority mode
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
low max shutter speed (1/1,200 seconds)
manual exposure not available
no aperture priority
no articulating screen
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sluggish at long end (f5.6)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
wide angle not good (33mm)
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Sony S2000 Sensor specs

The Sony S2000 is run by the Bionz chip. The sensor dimension in the Sony S2000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3456 x 2592 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the S2000's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The S2000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony S2000 dimensions

Sony S2000 is 0.37 pounds (167g / 5.89 oz) and features outer proportions of 98mm x 61mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Sony S2000 is similar compared with various competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Sony S2000 alongside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000 dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the S2000.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000 topview buttons dials

Sony S2000 Lens details

The S2000 has an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 33-105mm making it a 3.2 x zoom which is not at all perfect but it is going to be convenient in a few circumstances.

At it's widest 33mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.1 which will be very sluggish and not ideal in low light conditions and you may struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to raise your ISO giving you noisy files. Towards the long end, 105mm comes at f5.6 which is very slow and you will have to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Sony S2000 Connectivity

The S2000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy photos and usually change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Certain apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Sony S2000 Video details

The highest possible video quality in the Sony S2000 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You really should strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not offer a mic or headphone socket so you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy a different model if you need good audio in your video clips.

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Sony S2000 Weather Sealing

Sony S2000 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.

Sony S2000 Display and Viewfinder

The Sony S2000 houses a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Sony S2000 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders will be very valuable.

Sony S2000 Shutter details

Sony S2000 can shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1200 sec.

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Sony S2000 Flash and Hot shoe details

Sony S2000 includes just in-built flash with no external flash support.

Sony S2000 Autofocus details

Sony S2000 includes only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & exact as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

The AF system boasts 9 focus points to pick from. Sony S2000 has no manual focus. Manual focus is good in low light scenarios or you require more exact control on focusing.

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Sony S2000 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life in this range of cameras.

Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Sony S2000 for specific types of photography

The following illustration gives a rundown of the Sony S2000 for specific types of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Sony S2000 Portrait photography details

The Sony S2000 gets a score of 19 which is awful, and means the camera is not acceptable for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the ability to utilize off-camera flash.

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focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Sony S2000 as a Street photography camera

Having a reasonable score of 46, the Sony S2000 is fairly acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Sony S2000 as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography rating of 16 indicates the Sony S2000 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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max shutter speed is low (1/1,200 seconds)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

Sony S2000 Travel photography features

Portability is extremely critical when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony S2000 gets a moderate 50 as a travel camera which is fairly appropriate to take with you on your vacations.

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built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)

Landscape photography with Sony S2000

For anyone planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Sony S2000 with it's awful rating of 27 for a landscape camera is not acceptable compared to it's competitors.

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good sized screen (3 inches)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Time Lapse recording

Vlogging with Sony S2000

A camera for vlogging really should have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sony S2000 is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a awful rating of 21.

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wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic port

Sony S2000 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the S2000, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The graph underneath shows you an overview of the S2000 compared to it's top rated competitors shown previously.

There are more cameras you may see as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution
3456 x 2592
RAW data
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
33-105mm (3.2x)
Max aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inch
Resolution of display
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
1 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/1200 secs
Continuous shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.30 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
167g (0.37 lb)
98 x 61 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Battery model
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, optional SD, Internal
Storage slots
Price at release