Sony W570 overview
Sony W570 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera first announced on January of 2011. The camera houses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The W570 ranks at #60 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #953 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personal requirements.
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Sony W570 history
The Sony W570 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed list below.
Sony W570 Gallery
You can view the W570 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony W570 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Sony W570 based on features that are usually seen as important in a digital camera.
Sony W570 Sensor information
The Sony W570 is run by the BIONZ chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Sony W570 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the W570's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The W570 sensor comes with 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 an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony W570 dimensions
Sony W570 has a weight of 0.26 lb (116g or 4.09 ounces) and features exterior dimensions of 91mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Sony W570 is very similar as compared to various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a visual of the Sony W570 beside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show the button layout on the W570.
Sony W570 Lens information
The W570 has a built in lens giving a focal range of 25-125mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really significant however it will surely be handy in some cases.
At it's widest 25mm, it provides an aperture of f2.6 which is rather sluggish and not the best in low light conditions and you may struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to increase your ISO setting producing noisy photos. On the long end, 125mm comes to f6.3 making it really sluggish and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Sony W570 Connectivity
The W570 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Sony W570 Video information
The highest video quality on the Sony W570 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really target a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means that you have zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to find an alternative camera if you need good sound in your videos.
Sony W570 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Sony W570 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Sony W570 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony W570 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony W570 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are pretty helpful.
Sony W570 Shutter information
Sony W570 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony W570 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony W570 has got just inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Sony W570 Autofocusing information
Sony W570 has got only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
The AF system supports 9 focus points to select from. Sony W570 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good in low light scenarios or you require more precise control on depth of field.
Sony W570 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life in this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Sony W570 for varying types of photography
The following diagram provides a analysis of the Sony W570 for varying types of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Sony W570
The Sony W570 gets a points total of 30 which is horrible, and means the camera is not appropriate for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & option to work with off-camera flash.
Sony W570 Street photography factors
Coming in at a moderate rating of 58, the Sony W570 is relatively suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony W570 as a Sports photography camera
A horrible sports photography score of 36 indicates the Sony W570 is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony W570 Travel photography highlights
Weight is really critical in picking a travel camera. In general, the Sony W570 gets a nice 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable choice for your travels.
Sony W570 Landscape photography factors
When you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Sony W570 with it's horrible score of 39 as a landscape camera is not appropriate compared to its rivals.
Sony W570 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Sony W570 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible score of 29.
Sony W570 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the W570, below is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The graph underneath provides you a summary of the W570 vs it's highest rated rivals listed above.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.