- 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 27-162mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
- 111g - 97 x 56 x 21mm
- Released January 2014
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- Size Comparison
Sony W810 overview
Sony W810 is Sony's Ultracompact digital camera initially revealed on January of 2014. The camera includes a 20MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5152 x 3864.
The W810 stands at #26 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #776 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony W810 history
The Sony W810 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can look at all past and newer models alongside main features.
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Sony W810 Gallery
You can see the W810 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony W810 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Sony W810 based on aspects which are generally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Sony W810 Sensor info
The sensor spec in the Sony W810 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 5152 x 3864 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 20MP and features a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the W810's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The W810 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony W810 dimensions
Sony W810 has a weight of 0.24 pounds (111 grams / 3.92 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 97mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Sony W810 is on par when compared to its competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a picture of the Sony W810 besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button layout on the W810.
Sony W810 Lens info
The W810 includes an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 27-162mm giving it a 6.0 x zoom which isn't really significant but it may be handy in some scenarios.
At the widest 27mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.5 and that's really slow and not ideal in low light circumstances and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase the ISO setting causing noisy photos. At the tele end, 162mm comes with f6.5 making it quite sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Sony W810 Connectivity
The W810 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer images and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Sony W810 Video info
The maximum video quality in the Sony W810 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should go for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone socket so you have got no control over your audio. It is probably best to get an alternative model in case you need better audio in your videos.
Sony W810 Weather Sealing
Sony W810 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions can easily affect the camera.
Sony W810 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony W810 includes a 2.7 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details regarding Sony W810 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be rather helpful.
Sony W810 Shutter info
Sony W810 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 seconds.
Sony W810 Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony W810 boasts only integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Sony W810 Autofocus info
Sony W810 boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which makes it useful for people photography.
It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Sony W810 does not have manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful during low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Sony W810 Battery life
The battery (NP-BN) on the Sony W810 is designed to last for 200 images as per the CIPA specifications which is on par with its competitors. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest possible (320) battery life within this group of cameras.
Here is a number of Ultracompact cameras with the highest battery life:
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Sony W810 for specific types of photography
The following chart presents a analysis of the Sony W810 for specific types of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony W810 Portrait photography advice
The Sony W810 has a score of 39 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support and flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Sony W810
With a modest points tally of 59, the Sony W810 is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony W810 Sports photography advice
A terrible sports photography rating of 44 means the Sony W810 is not really acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony W810 Travel photography features
Portability is very crucial when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Sony W810 gets a nice 67 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick to purchase for your journeys.
Sony W810 Landscape photography advice
When you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Sony W810 with it's terrible grade of 41 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Sony W810
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Sony W810 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible score of 32.
Sony W810 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the W810, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The line chart underneath offers you a bird's eye view of the W810 compared to it's highest rated competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.