Review posted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, September 24, 2007 - 20:03 EDT)
The Sony Cyber-shot W80 is a compact bargain, including the hottest technology Sony has introduced in its 2007 lineup.
The Sony W80 has a Bionz processor that helps speed up its built-in face detection technology, Super SteadyShot, in-camera editing, and even adds an HD output socket. The Sony W80 does give away detail to hold onto color at higher ISO settings, but most users won't mind that tradeoff.
HD output -- particularly when played as a slide show with the built-in special effects and music -- was stunning from the Sony W80, but only for stills. The Sony Cyber-shot W80 isn't an HD movie camera, and it even has trouble playing VGA movies through the dock accessory. But to see any HD output from the Cyber-shot W80, you'll have to buy an accessory cable, dock or dock/printer.
Click to see our review of the Sony Cyber-shot W80 to see how this entry-level digital camera stands up to the big boys.