Sony W370 summary
Sony W370 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally announced on January of 2010. It comes with a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The W370 is positioned #155 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #1036 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.
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Sony W370 history
The Sony W370 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete list underneath.
Sony W370 Gallery
You can look at the W370 from various angles in the gallery below.
Sony W370 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Sony W370 based on things which are normally considered necessary in a digital camera.
Sony W370 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Sony W370 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor has 14MP and gives a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the W370's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The W370 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony W370 dimensions
Sony W370 has a weight of 0.39 pounds (179 gr or 6.31 ounces) & has outside measurements of 100mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Sony W370 is very much the same as compared to other competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a picture of the Sony W370 besides a softdrink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the W370.
Sony W370 Lens information
The W370 houses a built-in lens offering a focal range of 34-238mm giving it a 7.0 x zoom which isn't ideal however it may be useful in some conditions.
At it's widest 34mm, it has an aperture of f3.6 which will be fairly sluggish and not good for low light situations and you will probably struggle to get good bokeh. You might also need to boost your ISO producing noisy images. With the long end, 238mm comes to f5.6 which is really slow and you would have to set slower shutter speeds.
Sony W370 Connectivity
The W370 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and in some cases change camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony W370 Video information
The max video resolution on the Sony W370 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone port so you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy an alternative model in case you want decent audio for your videos.
Sony W370 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Sony W370 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Sony W370 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony W370 comes with a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs for Sony W370 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be pretty helpful.
Sony W370 Shutter information
Sony W370 continuous shooting rate is 2.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony W370 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony W370 has just integrated flash with missing external flash support.
Sony W370 Autofocusing information
Sony W370 has only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor comes with 9 focus points to choose from. Sony W370 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good for low light situations or you want more precise focus control.
Sony W370 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the maximum (470) battery life for this range of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Sony W370 for varying kinds of photography
The following chart displays a outline of the Sony W370 for varying kinds of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Sony W370 Portrait photography information
The Sony W370 gets a score of 29 which is really bad, and means the camera is simply not very good to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the potential to use external lighting.
Street photography with Sony W370
With a decent rating of 57, the Sony W370 is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony W370 Sports photography information
A really bad sports photography rating of 35 indicates the Sony W370 is simply not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony W370 as a Travel photography camera
Size is very critical in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Sony W370 gets a decent 58 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat acceptable for your travels.
Sony W370 Landscape photography highlights
For anybody who is planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony W370 at it's really bad rating of 38 as a landscape camera is simply not very good within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Sony W370
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Sony W370 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad rating of 25.
Sony W370 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the W370, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph just below offers you an overview of the W370 compared to it's highest ranked rivals listed earlier.
Following are several cameras you may look at as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.