Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800

Expert Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800 is a budget-friendly compact camera that is aimed primarily at novice photographers. Its simplified menu system hides all but the most essential info, making the camera easier to use for those not accustomed to camera interfaces. However, the Cyber-Shot DSC-W800 still retains some manual controls, including limited control over exposure, white balance, and ISO sensitivity.

Multiple modes help to capture shots in a variety of conditions, with these automatic modes generally being quite reliable to produce solid results. The camera offers decent performance overall, though image quality suffers in low light conditions. It comes with a 20-megapixel CCD sensor and 5x zoom lens.

Despite lacking image stabilization and 1080p video, the Cyber-Shot DSC-W800 is a solid choice for those who just want something simple and cheap that can easily fit into a pocket. Compact and lightweight, this camera may not produce images that are substantially better than those of a current standard smartphone, but it does offer better control and the opportunity for beginner photographer to begin learning while on a budget.Rating: 4/5

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