- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- 640 x 480 video
- 26-105mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
- 113g - 93 x 52 x 19mm
- Revealed January 2012
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony W610 summary
Sony W610 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first announced on January of 2012. The camera houses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The W610 is positioned #172 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1099 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized criteria.
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Sony W610 history
The Sony W610 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.
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Sony W610 Gallery
You can view the W610 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony W610 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Sony W610 based on aspects which are typically regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Sony W610 Sensor features
The Sony W610 is run by the BIONZ processor chip. The sensor spec on the Sony W610 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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the W610's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The W610 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony W610 dimensions
Sony W610 has a weight of 0.25 lbs (113 gr or 3.99 ounces) and features external proportions of 93mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Sony W610 is less heavy compared to its competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Underneath is a image of the Sony W610 beside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the W610.
Sony W610 Lens features
The W610 includes an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 26-105mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't great nevertheless it will surely be valuable in certain cases.
At it's widest 26mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 and that is very sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up your ISO leading to noisy shots. Towards the long end, 105mm comes at f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Sony W610 Connectivity
The W610 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer files and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Certain apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Sony W610 Video features
The highest possible video quality on the Sony W610 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is low by today's standards. You should strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack so you have got zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to purchase an alternative model should you require good audio in your videos.
Sony W610 Weather Sealing
Sony W610 does not have environment proofing so damp conditions can easily affect the camera.
Sony W610 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony W610 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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder details regarding Sony W610 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Sony W610 Shutter features
Sony W610 can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony W610 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony W610 boasts just inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.
Sony W610 Autofocus features
Sony W610 boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Sony W610 has not got manual focus. Manual focus can be good for low light occasions or you need to have more precise control on depth of field.
Sony W610 Battery life
The battery life (NP-BN) for the Sony W610 is fashioned to last for 250 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications which is about the same as its rivals. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
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Sony W610 for different forms of photography
The following illustration displays a summary of the Sony W610 for different forms of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Sony W610 Portrait photography advice
The Sony W610 receives a rating of 29 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really appropriate for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to use external flash.
Sony W610 Street photography features
With a moderate points tally of 56, the Sony W610 is fairly suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony W610 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography points total of 27 means the Sony W610 is not really appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony W610
Portability is extremely crucial in picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony W610 gets a above average 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine choice to buy for your journeys.
Sony W610 as a Landscape photography camera
When you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony W610 at it's really bad grade of 33 as a landscape camera is not really appropriate amongst its competitors.
Sony W610 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Sony W610 is not really appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad score of 28.
Sony W610 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the W610, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below shows you a summary of the W610 compared to it's top rated competitors shown above.
Following are additional cameras you may check out as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.