- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
- 114g - 97 x 55 x 20mm
- Launched January 2013
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- Size Comparison
Sony W710 summary
Sony W710 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on January of 2013. It features a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The W710 stands at #66 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #842 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
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Sony W710 family
The Sony W710 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can see all past and current models as well as main features.
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Sony W710 Gallery
You can view the W710 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony W710 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Sony W710 based on factors which are usually considered useful in a camera.
Sony W710 Sensor features
The sensor dimension on the Sony W710 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor has 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the W710's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The W710 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony W710 dimensions
Sony W710 weighs about 0.25 lbs (114 gr / 4.02 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 97mm x 55mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Sony W710 is less heavy than various competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a picture of the Sony W710 besides a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will highlight the button arrangement on the W710.
Sony W710 Lens features
The W710 houses a fixed lens with a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all exceptional but it is likely to be handy in some situations.
At it's widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.2 which will be fairly sluggish and not very good for low light conditions and you may find it hard to get good bokeh. You might also need to up your ISO producing noisy photographs. On the long end, 140mm comes with f6.5 making it pretty sluggish and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Sony W710 Connectivity
The W710 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send photos and oftentimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony W710 Video features
The max video resolution on the Sony W710 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone socket so you get zero control over the audio. It is probably best to look into an alternative model in case you need good audio for your video clips.
Sony W710 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Sony W710 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Sony W710 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony W710 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can set focus points plus adjust settings with your fingers.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder details for Sony W710 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Sony W710 Shutter features
Sony W710 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Sony W710 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony W710 comes with just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Sony W710 Autofocusing features
Sony W710 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be useful for taking photos of people.
Sony W710 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers to shift focus. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Sony W710 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus option can be good for low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focus.
Sony W710 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-BN) in the Sony W710 is fashioned to last for 240 shots with respect to the CIPA standards making it on par with it's competitors. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life for this class of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the strongest battery life:
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Sony W710 for varying types of photography
The following chart gives a summary of the Sony W710 for varying types of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Sony W710 Portrait photography factors
The Sony W710 receives a rating of 35 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the flexibility to work with external lighting.
Sony W710 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a nice points tally of 67, the Sony W710 is a good fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony W710 Sports photography info
A really bad sports photography points total of 41 indicates the Sony W710 is just not very good for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony W710
Size is super crucial when picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony W710 gets a nice 71 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to purchase for your journeys.
Sony W710 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony W710 with it's really bad score of 39 as a landscape camera is just not very good within the current market.
Sony W710 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sony W710 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 34.
Sony W710 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the W710, here is a range of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph listed below offers you a summary of the W710 versus it's top scored rivals suggested previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might view as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.