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Sony Cyber-shot W800 camera

A 20-megapixel camera from Sony with a 1/2.3 sensor, a 2.6-inch LCD, and an image stabilizer.

About

The Sony Cyber-shot W800 is part of the Camera test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Camera models like the Cyber-shot W800 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Image quality: Combines several tests, including regular photos, low-light photos, and flash photos as well as color tests, among others.

Video quality: Video quality mostly reflects footage shot in regular and low light, with audio quality also considered.

Flash photos: Flash photos tests the quality of the built-in flash's light output and evenness of illumination.

Features

Viewfinder Viewfinder This optical device allows you to look through an eyepiece to frame the subject before taking a picture.
No
Manual focus Manual focus Digital cameras provide greater depth of field than cameras with longer focal-length lenses, such as 35 mm or APS cameras; therefore, manual focusing will rarely be needed. It's not even possible to do on some cameras. Manual focus options vary; a few cameras provide a continuously adjustable manual focus ring, others only a limited number of discrete focus distance settings.
No
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation Allows for minor adjustments to the automatic-exposure settings. When a scene has high contrast, as in a backlit scene, automatic exposure may not achieve the effect you want. It helps to be able to alter the settings so that the subject of the photo does not appear too dark or too light.
Yes
Image stabilization type Image stabilization type An image stabilizer compensates for handheld camera shake. Optical (in the lens) and mechanical (in the camera body) image stabilizers are the best types to use, although some cameras include simulated stabilization, which is considered a less effective type than the others.
Electronic
Touch screen Touch screen Touch screen indicates touch capability on the LCD.
No

Specs

Maximum aperture Maximum aperture The maximum aperture (lens opening) for wide and telephoto shots. A single number indicates that the camera does not have a zoom lens.
f 3.2-6.4
Shutter speed range Shutter speed range Shutter speed controls the length of time that the camera lets in light to expose the camera's sensor. This specification shows the range of selectable shutter speeds by defining the minimum and maximum shutter speeds.
2 - 1/1500
Optical zoom Optical zoom Optical zoom is the maximum magnifcation of the lens.
5
35mm equivalent zoom ratio 35mm equivalent zoom ratio All digital camera manufacturers publish this "35mm equivalent" focal length simply because people are used to hearing it and knowing what kind of image a 28mm lens produces compared to a 50mm lens.
26-130
LCD size (in.) LCD size Digital cameras have a small liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen on the back so you can see the images and decide which to keep. You can also use the LCD to help frame photos, but that's a sure way to run down the battery in a hurry. Most LCD screens are too dim for viewing clearly in sunlight. Many cameras also use the screen for displaying menus and camera settings. It is desirable to have both an LCD display and a viewfinder with an eyepiece.
2.6
AA batteries AA batteries Indicates whether the camera accepts AA batteries. This options allows you to use disposable or rechargeable batteries.
No