Sony W560 summary
Sony W560 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera first launched on January of 2011. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The W560 is positioned #58 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #951 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized factors.
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Sony W560 history
The Sony W560 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can discover all older and the latest models as well as key features.
Sony W560 Gallery
You can see the W560 from different angles in the gallery here.
Sony W560 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the Sony W560 based on features that are usually considered essential in a digital camera.
Sony W560 Sensor info
The Sony W560 is run by the BIONZ chip. The sensor size in the Sony W560 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture below shows the W560's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The W560 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony W560 dimensions
Sony W560 has a weight of 0.24 pounds (110 gr / 3.88 ounces) and features external size of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Sony W560 is very much the same in comparison with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a visual of the Sony W560 with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show the button design on the W560.
Sony W560 Lens info
The W560 houses a fixed lens and a focal range of 26-104mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which might not be outstanding however it would certainly be convenient in a few scenarios.
At the widest 26mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.7 and that's pretty slow and not very good in low light events and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also need to up the ISO producing noisy photos. Towards the tele end, 104mm comes to f5.7 making it really sluggish and you will need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Sony W560 Connectivity
The W560 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send files and sometimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony W560 Video info
The max video resolution in the Sony W560 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should strive for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you have got no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to purchase another camera in case you require good sound in your videos.
Sony W560 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Sony W560 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Sony W560 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony W560 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Sony W560 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Sony W560 Shutter info
Sony W560 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony W560 Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony W560 boasts only in-built flash with no external flash support.
Sony W560 Autofocusing info
Sony W560 boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to pick from. Sony W560 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Sony W560 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the maximum (320) battery life for this kind of cameras.
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Sony W560 for varying styles of photography
The following bar chart shows a outline of the Sony W560 for varying styles of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Sony W560 Portrait photography highlights
The Sony W560 gets a score of 29 which is subpar, meaning that it is not suitable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support plus the flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Sony W560 Street photography details
With a moderate points tally of 58, the Sony W560 is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony W560 Sports photography information
A subpar sports photography rating of 35 indicates the Sony W560 is not suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony W560 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is super crucial in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony W560 gets a nice 66 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to buy for your holidays.
Sony W560 Landscape photography info
In case you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony W560 at it's subpar rating of 42 for a landscape camera is not suitable in the current market.
Sony W560 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Sony W560 is not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 29.
Sony W560 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the W560, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Ultracompact.
The line chart followed below shows you a summary of the W560 vs it's top ranked rivals shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might have a look at as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.