Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Black

MPN: DSCW800/B  |  EAN: 5054533732117  |  Model: Cyber-shot DSC-W800

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:40 AM CET







Choosist's Ratings

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Black - DSCW800/B Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Compact Cameras
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Events Photography
Just Right
Sports Photography
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Camera Body with Lens
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Kind of Camera

The compact camera is straightforward and does the job for a range of everyday photo shots. 

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 camera would suit you adequately.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The Cyber-shot DSC-W800 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (6.17 x 4.55 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the Cyber-shot DSC-W800 is a really good choice. 

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

The thrilling action of sports is filled with magical moments that shouldn't be missed. Which is why by taking the Cyber-shot DSC-W800 for those games, you'll have a camera that can effectively track subjects in frame while they are in motion.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 for aquatic photos is a treat.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the Cyber-shot DSC-W800 is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 6.17 x 4.55 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.


Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the Cyber-shot DSC-W800 fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Black - DSCW800/B Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Compact
Product Colour Black, Silver
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.2-6.4
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Beach, Snow, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 10 s
Shooting Modes Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Program Auto, Easy Shooting, Picture Effect, Scene Selection, Steady Shot, Party
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluor.: White Balance 1 / 2 / 3, Incandescent, Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele) 0.6 - 1.76 m
Flash Range (wide) 0.4 - 3.5 m
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100, 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max) 3200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Correction ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Auto
Light Metering Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Camera Shutter Speed 2 - 1/1500 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/1500 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 2 s
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™(high speed), Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Ca
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Supported Aspect Ratios 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVI
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 pixels
Audio Formats Supported MP3
Built-in Microphone Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 40 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 26 - 130 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode) 26 - 130 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 4.6 - 23 mm
Maximum Aperture Number 6.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 130 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.2
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26 mm
Optical Zoom 5 x
Compatible Memory Cards MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal Memory 29
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Aspect Ratio 4:3
Display Diagonal 2.7 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 230400 pixels
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Megapixel 20.1 MP
Other Features
Stabilizer Yes
SteadyShot 1
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 200 shots
Battery Type NP-BN
Power Source Type Battery
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Wrist Strap Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 20.8 mm
Height 55.5 mm
Weight 109 g
Weight (including Battery) 125 g
Width 96.8 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 5152 x 3864 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 5152 x 3864, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5152 x 2896, 1920 x 1080