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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

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Review posted 7/6/2005 Click on the W7 for a 360° QTVR tourThe Cyber-shot DSC-W7 is an affordable yet high-performance 7-megapixel digital camera that offers a Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom lens, large 2.5-inch color LCD, automatic simplicity and advanced features that you canRead more
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  • solid and well-built
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • quality


  • slightly pared down from its original design following an
  • Memory card corruption can happen with any card type and any camera manufacturer
  • lost photos due to a corrupted memory card

Key specs

  • CCD
  • 6.17x4.55 mm
  • 16 Mpx
  • 4608, 3456 px
  • 3.2
  • Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
  • 6.7 in
  • no

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 - Pros & Cons

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710


  • solid and well-built
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • quality
  • portability
  • and varied shooting options
  • great versatility and excellent color and tonality
  • Very compact (and solidly built
  • compact
  • stylish
  • and ready to go anywhere
  • excellent portability and new manual exposure control option


  • slightly pared down from its original design following an
  • Memory card corruption can happen with any card type and any camera manufacturer
  • lost photos due to a corrupted memory card
  • Slight tendency towards warm casts
  • optical viewfinder was a little tight
  • Image noise somewhat higher than average
  • Picture Package software is just plain awful
  • poor software
  • they can only be recorded in Mono
  • focusing can be a bit squirrelly in certain lighting conditions
  • digital cameras are not replacements for camcorders

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 - Technical Overview

IconScreen size
6.7 in
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Screen size: 6.7 in
IconISO maximum
Pentax KP
ISO maximum: 819200
IconEffective pixels
16 Mpx
Hasselblad H6D-100c
Effective pixels: 100 Mpx
IconMax resolution
4608 x 3456 px
Leica M11
Max resolution: 9528 x 6328 px

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 - Full Specifications

Sensor typeCCD
Sensor size0.24 in
Sensor photo detectors16.0 Mpx
Effective pixels16.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
Max resolution4608 x 3456 px
Other resolutions
  • 4608x2592
  • 3648x2736
  • 2592x1944
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480
Optics and focus
Optical zoom5.0 x
Digital zoom20.0 x
Minimum aperture3.2
Maximum aperture3.2
Focal length equiv28 - 140
Focus adjustmentAuto
Contrast adjustmentno
Saturation adjustmentno
Brightness adjustmentyes
  • Centre weighted Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Face tracking
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
Manual focusNo
Macro focus range3.94 in
Image stabiliserElectronic
Filter threadno
Folded opticsno
Filter diameter1.18 in
Photography features
Shooting modes
  • Auto
  • Movie
  • Program
Minimum shutter speed2.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s
Shutter priorityno
Aperture priorityno
Manual exposure modeno
Exposure compensation plus2
Exposure compensation minus-2
Expousure compensation steps1/3
Continuous shootingyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 10
WB BracketingNo
Subject / scene modesyes
Built-in flashyes
Flash range2.8
Flash modesAuto
External flashno
Continuous drive1.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Beach
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Panorama
  • Snow
  • Landscape
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
3D supportyes
Manual settingsno
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 10
Face detectionyes
Audio features
Built-in microphoneyes
Microphone typeMono
Speaker typeMono
Audio systemMono
Weight3.46 oz
Width3.82 in
Height2.17 in
Depth0.79 in
Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)220
Battery life (max)1.8 h
Battery technologyLithium
Battery capacity630.0 mAh
Rechargeable batteryyes
Battery voltage3.6 V
Number of batteries supported1
AC adapter includedyes
Other features
Timelapse recordingno
Orientation sensoryes
Energy Star certifiedno
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • BUL
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • SWE
  • TUR
Image editing modes
  • Rotating
  • Trimming
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
ISO Autoyes
ISO minimum80
ISO maximum3200
Maximum image resolution4608 x 3456 px
White balance presets6
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
Custom white balanceyes
Supported image file formatsJPG
Image stabilizeryes
Image stabilization typeOptical
Supported aspect ratios
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
Uncompressed formatNo
Screen and viewfinder
Screen size6.7 in
Articulated LCDno
Screen technologyLCD
Screen dots230000
Touch screenno
Field of view100.0 %
Live viewyes
Second displayno
Videography features
Maximum resolution1280 x 720 px
Video recordingyes
Recording resolutions
  • 320 x 240
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
HD typeHD
Supported video file formatsAVI
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate30.0 fps
Body typeCompact
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Pink
  • Silver
Environmentally sealedno
Compatible memory cards
  • MS Duo
  • MS Pro Duo
  • MS PRO Duo Mark 2
  • MS Pro-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
Memory slots1
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Camera file system
  • DCF
  • DPOF 1.1
USB version2.0
Remote controlNo
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)no
AV outputyes

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