Sony W350 summary
Sony W350 is Sony's Ultracompact camera originally launched on January of 2010. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The W350 places at #85 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & overall #1034 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your customized factors.
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Sony W350 family
The Sony W350 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can check out all previous and brand new models as well as important specs.
Sony W350 Gallery
You can see the W350 from different angles in the gallery here.
Sony W350 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony W350 based on features that are generally regarded as crucial in a camera.
Sony W350 Sensor info
The Sony W350 is powered by the Bionz processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Sony W350 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the W350's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The W350 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony W350 dimensions
Sony W350 weighs around 0.26 lbs (117 grams or 4.13 oz) & has external proportions of 91mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Sony W350 is similar when compared to various rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a photo of the Sony W350 next to a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the W350.
Sony W350 Lens info
The W350 has got an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 26-105mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be significant however it could be convenient in certain circumstances.
At the widest 26mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.7 which is kind of slow and not very good for low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to up the ISO leading to noisy files. For the tele end, 105mm comes at f5.7 making it really sluggish and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.
Sony W350 Connectivity
The W350 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer pictures and at times change camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Sony W350 Video info
The highest possible video quality in the Sony W350 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should really aim for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone port which means you have no control over the sound. It is probably best to shop for another camera should you want better sound for your video clips.
Sony W350 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Sony W350 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Sony W350 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony W350 houses a 2.7" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs for Sony W350 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are pretty valuable.
Sony W350 Shutter info
Sony W350 can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony W350 Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony W350 features only integrated flash without external flash support.
Sony W350 Autofocus info
Sony W350 features just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
The Sensor boasts 9 focus points to choose from. Sony W350 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful in low light or you want to have more accurate control on focus.
Sony W350 Battery life
The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the best (320) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Ultracompact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Sony W350 for specific forms of photography
The following illustration provides a outline of the Sony W350 for specific forms of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Sony W350 as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony W350 gets a rating of 29 which is really bad, meaning that it is simply not acceptable for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support & option to use off-camera flash.
Sony W350 Street photography information
With a moderate score of 58, the Sony W350 is reasonably suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony W350 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography points tally of 35 indicates the Sony W350 is simply not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony W350 Travel photography highlights
Portability is really critical when selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Sony W350 gets a nice 66 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to buy for your trips.
Sony W350 Landscape photography highlights
When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Sony W350 and it's really bad grade of 38 for a landscape camera is simply not acceptable among its competition.
Sony W350 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sony W350 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad score of 29.
Sony W350 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the W350, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Ultracompact.
The line graph followed below shows you a bird's eye view of the W350 vs it's highest rated rivals mentioned previously.
Following are several cameras you might see as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.