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 #225 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1193 out of 1453 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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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.
Sony S2000 Gallery
You can look at the S2000 from several angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a shot of the Sony S2000 alongside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the S2000.
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.
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.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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.
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 20 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.
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.
Sony S2000 as a Sports photography camera
A awful sports photography rating of 17 indicates the Sony S2000 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
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.
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.
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 22.
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.