Sony W330 summary
Sony W330 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on January of 2010. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The W330 is rated #99 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & overall #1114 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom criteria.
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Sony W330 history
The Sony W330 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list below.
Sony W330 Gallery
You can view the W330 from various angles in the gallery below.
Sony W330 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of good and bad points of the Sony W330 based on things that are normally considered important in a digital camera.
Sony W330 Sensor specs
The spec of the sensor in the Sony W330 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4320 x 3240 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Incredible Footage Reveals Eagle Attacking Drone in Mid-Flight Showdown
The CCD sensor has 14MP and supports a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The image below illustrates the W330's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The W330 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony W330 dimensions
Sony W330 has a weight of 0.28 pounds (128 gr or 4.52 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 96mm x 57mm x 17mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Sony W330 is very much the same in comparison with various competitors.Hasselblad and Oppo Join Forces to Create Next-Level 'HyperTone' Camera
Below is a photo of the Sony W330 alongside a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button design on the W330.
Sony W330 Lens details
The W330 has an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 26-105mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't really ideal however it will probably be useful in a few conditions.
At it's widest 26mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.7 and that's pretty sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to raise your ISO producing noisy shots. On the long end, 105mm comes to f5.7 which is really slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Sony W330 Connectivity
The W330 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send images and sometimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony W330 Video details
The max video quality in the Sony W330 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should aim for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket so you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to shop for another camera should you require decent sound for your videos.
Sony W330 Weather Sealing
Sony W330 does not have environment sealing so damp conditions can easily damage the camera.
Sony W330 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony W330 houses a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.NASA photographer chronicles decades-long effort constructing James Webb Space Telescope
The ViewFinder specifications for Sony W330 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Sony W330 Shutter details
Sony W330 can shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony W330 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sony W330 comes with just built in flash without external flash support.
Sony W330 Autofocusing details
Sony W330 comes with only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate than Contrast Based focusing.
It boasts 9 focus points to select from. Sony W330 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is good for low light occasions or you want to have more precise depth of field control.
Sony W330 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the maximum (320) battery life for this range of cameras.
Following is a collection of Ultracompact cameras with the strongest battery life:
Sony W330 for various forms of photography
The following chart indicates a summary of the Sony W330 for various forms of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Sony W330 as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony W330 has a points tally of 28 which is dreadful, meaning that it is simply not appropriate for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the ability to work with external flash.
Sony W330 Street photography features
Having a moderate points total of 48, the Sony W330 is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sony W330 as a Sports photography camera
A dreadful sports photography rating of 26 indicates the Sony W330 is simply not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs great autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony W330 Travel photography features
Portability is extremely crucial in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony W330 gets a very good 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit to take on your travels.
Sony W330 Landscape photography info
When you are planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony W330 with it's dreadful grade of 38 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate amongst its competitors.
Vlogging with Sony W330
A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating display, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Sony W330 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful score of 26.
Sony W330 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the W330, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Ultracompact.
The diagram followed below offers you an overview of the W330 versus it's top ranking rivals shown earlier.
Following are several cameras you might regard as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.