|Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot (Pink)
|List Price: $142.94
Our Price: $142.94
Recreate the moment with the incredibly lifelike pictures you'll take with the DSC-W80 7.2 Megapixel Cyber-shot(R) digital camera. Your friends will be impressed with its combination of high fashion and advanced performance. With features like Face Detection to bring out the most natural tones in faces and HD output for presentation, sharing pictures becomes an experience to remember. The convenient in-camera retouching and red-eye reduction expands your creativity while the double anti-blur solution allows low-light shooting without flash. And the Carl Zeiss 3X optical zoom lens lets you view the action very closely through the large 2.52 LCD screen. HD Output - view DSC-W80 still photos in spectacular high definition clarity and detail on your HDTV screen. HD Slide Show with Music - photos come alive on HDTV screens, accompanied by your choice of visual effects and any of four preset musical selections stored in memory or your favorite MP3 tunes downloaded from PC to your camera for use as background music. 9-Point Auto Focus - can measure auto-focus precision at 9 points on your screen. D-Range Optimization - preserves image data in bright highlights and shadows. In-Camera Retouching - lets you add creative effects to photos after you shoot ( e.g. - soft edge filter, partial color filter and fish-eye filter.) In-Camera Red-Eye Reduction Large 2.5 LCD Screen with optical viewfinder Simple Setup Controls 31 MB Internal Memory Built-in slot accepts optional Memory Stick(R) Duo or Memory Stick(R) PRO Duo media. 14X Smart Zoom? Feature Sony Smart Zoom - intelligently crops into the central portion of interest in your photo. MPEG Movie VX Fine Mode - Captures VGA (640 x 480) audio/video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second)
- 7.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
- Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens; 2.5-inch LCD display
- High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200) allows for shooting even in low-light conditions
- In-camera red-eye reduction and retouching functions
- HD output; HD slide show with music feature
- Great outdoor camera, terrible indoors!
I bought this camera May 2008 after my previous Sony W1 was stolen. I needed a replacement quickly so I didn't do any research or read online reviews. (I had owned 2 previous Sony cameras, so I was confident I would get a good product.) I was a little skeptical about the smaller compact size, but on the first day I owned it I walked outside and took a few shots of my landscape (very colorful, as I have lots of flowers) and I was pleased. Kept it the rest of the summer, taking mostly outdoor (poolside & landscape shots). I also fell in love with it's small size, making it a dream to carry in a pocket or purse. I found a small zipper cover at Staples that fits it's perfectly (for only $10, compared to Sony's $40 soft-case). It wasn't until we had a family gathering in the fall that I realized the down-side of this camera. Most of the indoor pictures are grainy & just not very crisp. The camera struggles in lower light conditions, even in a moderately lit room. If a flash is used, faces look white & washed out and eyes are always red. Of course, editing eyes is always an option, but this gets old when you have to edit every single indoor photo you take. However, I'm still a fan of Sony cameras, so I'm trading this one for a more expensive model. I'm hoping the DSC-H10 or H50 will make he a happier camper! Again, if you just need to take outdoor shots, like on your job or something, this is a fantastic camera. If you need good clear pics of people indoors (like weddings, dinners, parties, etc) DON'T count on this one....more info
- Very pleased ..........
I have owned this camera one year this christmas and have had very good luck with it I would recommend it to anyone who wants a excellent pocket camera to catch all of lifes little moments.
_ Robert...more info
- Very Bad pictures, image stabilization, low light prob, bad videos
I bought Sony DSC-W80 on Jan 14th and opened the box on Jan 19th.
Used the camera at Children's Discovery museum and tried every possible
setting possible on Jan 20th. The WORST picture Quality, Worst Image
Stabilization, Worst Videos (Grains seen in every video). OH! One more
thing. If you ever want to take Videos using sony cameras, you cannot
zoom once you start recording. The lousiest setting that you can every
run into. I walked back to the store and the customer rep tried every other
Sony model and said that all of them have the same problem. Cannot zoom
while recording in video mode. I am just thinking if I should purchase
Canon 870 IS. If some one tried this camera in low light settings, with
kids moving around, taking some videos etc., would appreciate your thoughts on Canon 870is.
- Worst Sony Camera Thus Far
This is the 3rd Sony camera I've purchased (P93, H5, W80), but IT WILL BE THE LAST.
I bought this Camera approximately 1 week before my wedding to carry with us on our honeymoon. We were gone for 2 weeks and a week after we got back I started to notice Dust behind the glass over the rear LCD panel. I carried the camera in my pocket every day for approximately one month and I was seeing dust.
I called Sony who instructed me to take it back to BestBuy (where I made the purchase). I did so and they sent it out to get repaired. When I got it back it looked great, for about 2 months...
I then called again and explained that there must obviously be a defect as this is the second time within the first few months of owning the camera. They said they'd gladly take a look at it but they couldn't do anything such as exchange it for another one, or give me credit to buy a different model without looking at it first. This made perfect sense to me so I sent it off.
A few weeks later I get a phone call from the repair facility explaining that they can't do anything because they are a "complete repair facility" and there is a minor dent in the top of the camera. I'm aware of the dent but it's microscopic. I have no clue how it even got there and I even get them to admit it has no affect on the camera whatsoever. Still no luck and they wanted $135 to repair it. NO THANKS!
When I got the camera back I cleaned it myself using a microfiber cloth and an eye glass repair kit since they wouldn't even do that. I have pictures of the process and intend on writing up a how-to guide on my blog. This all happened about 6 months ago. Since then it's been relatively fine until about 2 weeks ago when the memory card/battery door broke off.
This camera has easily been THE WORST I've owned. I wish I had pictures available of the amount of dust I found inside once I decided to operate myself.
I would like to say, when there was no dust inside the camera took phenomenal quality pictures for a compact, despite the lack of manual controls.
I would NEVER RECOMMEND this camera to anyone. The build quality is absolutely HORRIBLE....more info
- Sony is the BEST!
Great camera. All the picture taking options are useful. I like how when I switch the camera mode it tells me what the mode is ideal for. Nice lens with HD capabilities and quick picture taking. Best investment in a digital camera. Oh....and I can record videos with audio. Truly a great quality product....more info
- Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot (Pink) (Purchased on 12/31/2007)
Sony Cybershot DSCW80 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot (Pink) (Purchased on 12/31/2007) ...more info
- Great Point & Shoot Camera!
This camera is very easy to use and gives you great pictures. I bought it to replace another digital camera that I had that broke, and this was a wonderful choice. Most of my pictures turn out crystal clear. I've always had problems taking pictures without flash of my dogs (with flash always gives me those mirrored dog eyes) with other cameras, because usually taking off the flash produces a blurry shot, but this camera gives me great, very clear, shots. The little videos are a really nice feature too. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase. I ended up buying the same camera for my parents as a gift, and they love it also....more info
- The camera was used before
When I open the Amazon package I realize that the Camera box was open, cause Sony seal were broken. First, I check that all accessories, manuals and CD are on place. Then I follow the instructions to set the camera on. I put the battery charging but the battery already was full; Second I set the battery in the camera and I realize that some photos were taken from a guy and a family. Then I check the photos' date I, there were taken on December , I took some photos to see if the camera works OK and then clean the internal memory. Until now I've take around 100 photos and the camera works OK.
So My concern what it happens if I bought the item from Amazon, not from a reseller. So it is annoying that this kind of event happen in Amazon. Any clue what happened?
- Wonderful camera
When I chose this camera, I thought it would be just like any other. Well, I was wrong. It's better. The thing that I like most about it is the face-detection technology. It really helps people like me (without much knowledge about cameras) to make well-focused photos. I like the fact that I can take photos fast without much preparation. The camera is just perfect. Furthermore, it's handy to have a camera with such dimensions. I bring it with me everywhere.
Oh, I almost forgot the battery lasts long enough. I can take more than 2GB of pictures without recharging....more info
- Great camera, great pictures
Highly recommended. Looks okay, but the pictures are fantastic thanks to a great lens. We love this camera....more info
- great gift
Bought this camera for a christmas gift. Right out of the box it was working great. It is easy to use. The speed of it is amazing, more like a film camera. There is none of the annoying delay before it takes a photo, and the recovery time is very quick. Even 'self portraits' come out clear and in focus. I would recommend this to someone looking for a handy snapshot camera.
- Sony DSCw80
Good Sony product. Handy small size, good photos. It is a fine compact digital camera that will fit in your front pocket....more info
- The perfect camera!
I love everything about this camera. It's the right size, battery has a long life, menus are easy to navigate, video mode yields pretty decent pictures and sound (for a still camera). Takes beautiful still photos. Sleek brushed metal casing makes for strong and sturdy camera. Photo management software is easy to use too. Perfect for the "point-and-shoot" amateur. And it'll fit in your front pocket too!...more info
- Better than expected
The quality of the pictures is no canon but its far better than what you would expect from a pocket camera. Go ahead and give the Cybershot a shot, its worth it....more info
- Simple Small Basic
We recently went through the research process regarding a digital camera; no one camera suits all needs. They all seem to offer something. It's give and take, knowing that whatever you decide it will be obsolete by the time you receive it. There are hundreds of them to choose from and they just keep getting better and better.
We put off our decision long enough, and it was time to buy. We ended up with a basic Sony DSC-W80, because I wanted something small enough to fit into my husband's pocket since he has a habit of loading up my purse. We read reviews, and Amazon reviews for this camera were not that great; but it received higher ratings on other websites. It was the right camera for us.
Relatively inexpensive, so if I lose it I won't be suicidal. Tiny enough to forward the task of carrying it onto my husband. Long battery life so we don't become frustrated. Sufficient picture quality for a quick shot on the spur of the moment. A variety of settings to keep us entertained. It does have a mediocre macro and a zoom.
Motion artifact causing blurs become apparent when pictures are viewed on a large monitor, even though our model has Sony's version of image stabilization, "Steady Shot". As with all cameras, zoomed pictures become increasingly blurred to motion without the assistance of a steady foundation, such as a tripod.
We are having fun with it, my daughter bought one. My son borrowed mine and is considering one for himself. He described it as a basic, simple, decent camera.
We paid around $180 at Best Buy on Black Friday, plus tax. The 2G memory sticks were half price that day, for $20. The memory stick deal helped sway our decision at the time.
If you want gorgeous high-quality pictures, get an SLR and have fun creating unique images with manual settings and lenses. The sacrifice for this decision includes: More expensive. Won't fit in your pocket or a purse. Someone's going to have to lug it around and take responsibility for it.
This camera exceeded expectations. This is the first camera ever purchased with face detection and the difference is obvious. The camera compensates for moving images and shaky hands with great photos that would be blurry with other cameras. Pictures taken in low light or at night time are amazing - we actually captured falling snow and the pictures are beautiful!!
Overall, this camera is an exceptional value for the price and good for anyone that wants quality photos in a variety of situations. ...more info
- Best Present Ever!
My best friend bought this camera for me as a Christmas present. It is wonderful, it is so small and light I can take it everywhere with me. The anti-shake feature is just what I needed as almost every other photo I have taken with other cameras has been blurred. The macro feature is brilliant. I am taking better photos with this camera than my friend takes with her $1200 camera! Love that is was available in pink. The movie feature is great as I can get footage of a friend's baby without having to put down my camera and hunt around for the video camera....more info
- Very Happy with the Sony Cybershot DSCW80 Digital camera
We are Very Happy with the Sony Cybershot DSCW80 Digital camera. It is easy to use and pictures detail is great, even thoughs hard to get close ups. It is small so you can take it everywere, if can fit in a pocket or clip it to a belt loop. Downloading the pictures is simple using the USB cable and the softwear that comes with it....more info
- Better than nothing
After buying this product I saw there are some new models that are muche better (touch screen panel, etc) that all buyers have to consider in a buying process...more info
- BEST I`ve ever had, so far
I've only had 3 digital cameras including my K800i Phone and this camera is amazing. Take great photos in low light condition and very easy to use....more info
- Do not buy this Camera
I got this camera last year to replace my Canon SD10 which i loved and i still love becasue it works better than this new DSC-W80. It takes blurry pictures, shutter is too slow and its just a piece of junk. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! and trust me there is no operator error, i owned many cameras and i know how to take a picture....more info
- Overall, disappointed
My wife bought this camera about 10 months ago, in (long advance) preparation for a trip this winter. She has been using a Nikon Coolpix 8700 that she's very pleased with, but wanted something pocketable. She has some balance issues, so the "Steady Shot" image stabilization was attractive. After reading reviews in a leading consumer publication, she bought the DSC-W80.
Positives: Outdoors, it does very well. Colors are warm and true. The image stabilization works well (I have a mild hand tremor, so I'm a good tester...) Sharpness is acceptable.
Negatives: Indoors, not so hot. As has been posted elswhere, when the camera is faced with dim illumination, the in-camera processing creates a lot of noise, which obliterates most detail in the images. The flash is feeble, and somewhat slow to fire. It commonly produces a "hot spot" in the center of the image, rather than even lighting. The menu system is much less intuitive than on the Nikons we both have, or on some of the Canons I've been looking at. One of the strangest things I have run into is that you can set the size of the captured file (i.e. number of MP), but not the display resolution. For example, a 7MP image comes up on screen as a 72 px/inch, 42.67 X 32 inch image. If you bring that image up on screen in Photoshop, and zoom in to 100%, you're looking at an oddly pixelated image for what should be your highest quality setting. The only cure I've found for on-screen viewing is to run it through Photoshop and resize it both by size and by pixels/inch. Now maybe that's just a Sony oddity that has only stymied me, but I thought it was worth putting out there. Hopefully this is useful information for you....more info