• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170
  • Ricoh G900
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General
Model Number: DSC-W170 G900
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $300.00 $799.95
Street Price: $224.54 $757.29
Date Available: 2008-04-30 2019-05-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.0 oz (169 g)
includes batteries
8.7 oz (247 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 58 x 24 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(118 x 66 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 65.00 feet (20 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Super HAD  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 380 (0.2 MP, Other)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.6 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/​16.6)
320x240 (8.3)
3840x2160 ()
1920x1080 ()
1280x720 ()
Movie File Format: MPEG-1 MP4 (H.264 video with stereo audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: Component HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss, 9 elements in 7 groups including 1 ED, 3 aspherical elements Ricoh zoom lens; 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 aspherical elements, protective cover with SP coating
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 25mm 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/13 f/3.5 - 4.2 (wide) / f/5.5 - 6.6 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 25x Smart Zoom Up to 8.1x; Intelligent Zoom up to 40.5x total at VGA
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detection Contrast Detection: 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF; Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (125-6400, adjustable), 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, Underwater (4) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Ring Light, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 2 sec 1/4000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Smile Shutter, Underwater, High Sensitivity HDR, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Report, Watermark, Firefighting, Skew Correct, Text, Zoom Macro, Haze removal, Depth of field composition
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synch, Off Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: Wide: 0.2 - 4.2m; Tele: 0.5 - 2.7m ISO Auto: Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft., Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft.
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MPEG-1 MP4 (H.264 video with stereo audio)
Included Memory: 15.0 MB 6,500.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Multi-jack USB3.0 (Type C), Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.64  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.6  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.36 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.40 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.380 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.62 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.008 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.8 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 11.6 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots 340 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1 Proprietary DB-110
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary DB-110 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Sony CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sony's D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture detail in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows; semi-manual focus that allows you to select the focusing distance based on your subject's location; an improved auto focus system that includes macro ranges; Super SteadyShot image stabilization; high sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200; and in-camera editing functions such as "unsharp mask" to sharpen images. Sony's "smile shutter" mode, which automatically captures an image when your subject smiles -- without having to press the shutter. This function even lets you prioritize adult or child faces to capture photos only when the intended subjects smile. Waterproof (65 ft), dustproof, shockproof (6.5 ft), crushproof (220 lbf) and chemical-resistant; includes CALS mode, built-in GPS, electronic compass, barcode scanning function, password protected camera lock, 6.5GB of built-in memory and an electronic level.