- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 3200 (Push to 12800)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-224mm (F3.3-8.0) lens
- 124g - 92 x 52 x 22mm
- Introduced January 2013
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- Size Comparison
Sony WX80 summary
Sony WX80 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on January of 2013. It features a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WX80 stands at #42 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #740 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom factors.
The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Sony WX80 family
The Sony WX80 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can check out all past and newer models as well as main specifications.
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WX80 vs WX15025-250mm
WX80 vs W69025-250mm
WX80 vs WX5025-125mm
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WX80 vs W61026-105mm
WX80 vs W62028-140mm
WX80 vs W65025-125mm
WX80 vs WX3025-125mm
WX80 vs WX1024-168mm
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WX80 vs W23030-120mm
WX80 vs W22030-120mm
Sony WX80 Gallery
You can view the WX80 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony WX80 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Sony WX80 based on aspects which are usually regarded as essential in a camera.
Sony WX80 Sensor features
The Sony WX80 features the BIONZ processor chip. The sensor measurement on the Sony WX80 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can be extended electronically to a maximum of 12800. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the WX80's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The WX80 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony WX80 dimensions
Sony WX80 is 0.27 lbs (124g / 4.37 oz) & the size of the camera is 92mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Sony WX80 is less heavy compared to its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Sony WX80 with a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the WX80.
Sony WX80 Lens features
The WX80 offers a built-in lens giving a focal range of 28-224mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional but it is going to be handy in a few conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f3.3 making it really sluggish and not the best for low light occasions and you might find it hard to get good bokeh. You might also need to up your ISO resulting in noisy files. At the long end, 224mm comes with f8.0 making it really sluggish and you would have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Sony WX80 Connectivity
The WX80 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony WX80 Video features
The highest possible video resolution on the Sony WX80 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for quality vs file size but 1080p won't leave you with any room to downsample. The body does not offer a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably best to look into another model if you need better audio for your video clips.
Sony WX80 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Sony WX80 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Sony WX80 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony WX80 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications for Sony WX80 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are pretty helpful.
Sony WX80 Shutter features
Sony WX80 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony WX80 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony WX80 features just inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.
Sony WX80 Autofocusing features
Sony WX80 features only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be useful for taking photos of people.
Sony WX80 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus. It also includes Tracking AF for things on the move. Sony WX80 has no manual focus. Manual focus option can be good for low light or you need more precise focus control.
Sony WX80 Battery life
The battery life (NP-BN) for the Sony WX80 is fashioned to last for 240 pictures according to the CIPA specifications making it similar to it's competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
WX80 vs Fujifilm X30470 yesnono
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Sony WX80 for varying kinds of photography
The following graph gives a rundown of the Sony WX80 for varying kinds of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Sony WX80 Portrait photography advice
The Sony WX80 receives a points tally of 35 which is bad, and means the camera is simply not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files & ability to work with off-camera flash.
Sony WX80 Street photography features
Having a very good points tally of 67, the Sony WX80 is a good fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony WX80 Sports photography factors
A bad sports photography score of 45 indicates the Sony WX80 is simply not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony WX80 Travel photography highlights
Weight is really important in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Sony WX80 gets a nice 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick for your travels.
Sony WX80 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony WX80 with it's bad rating of 39 as a landscape camera is simply not acceptable in the current market.
Vlogging with Sony WX80
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sony WX80 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a bad rating of 35.
Sony WX80 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the WX80, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram just below shows you a bird's eye view of the WX80 vs it's highest rated rivals mentioned previously.
There are more cameras you might check out as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.