Very sub-compact for easy carry and retrieval in pocket or handbag
Although small, the control layout is comfortable
Good shooting performance
Captures nice 16-megapixel photos when using program mode
Convenient control to quickly switch between Still, Panorama, or Video
Panorama technology is easy to use and captures great images both vertically and horizontally
Easy to understand button layout
Short descriptions of each exposure setting
In-camera photo editing such as crop, rotate, sharpening, and red eye correction
Available in four different colors
In-camera guide if you lose or forget the manual, or if you prefer hands-on learning
Weal built-in flash (typical for camera of this size however)
High levels of noise at all ISO settings; can be seen indoors and out when pixel peeping
iAuto seemed to produce images with increased noise and missing fine detail
Zoom has less steps, making precise framing difficult
No mode button to take you directly to scene modes
No way to manually go into macro mode
LCD scratches easily
The Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 is a competitive ultra-compact digicam in the
sub $200 market. With a tiny frame that is packed with some of Sony's
well-known technologies, the W570 has a lot to offer for a camera
sporting a price tag of just $159 US or less. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
An all-new W-series will join Sony's line of affordable, yet feature-laden, Cyber-shot cameras for 2011. Their flagship model in the affordable W-series line-up is DSC-W570. This camera boasts a 16.1-megapixel sensor combined with a 25mm wide-angle carl Zeiss lens with a 5x optical zoom. The camera also boasts 720p HD video capture and a 2.7-inch LCD. While holding the "top of the line" spot, the W570 sports a very affordable price tag.
Like all models in the new W-series of Cyber-shot cameras, the DSC-W570 includes Sweep Panorama Mode (which uses a CCD sensor to capture panoramas in one easy "press and sweep" motion), Optical SteadyShot image stabilization (to reduce blur), iAuto mode (which automatically optimizes camera settings for your shooting locales), Face Detection, and Smile Shutter technologies. Built-in help is also available via the "In Camera Guide" software, which allows users to search by keyword and/or purpose to find help topics and ease functionality.
Sony DSC-W570 features include:
16-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor (1/2.3")
25mm wide Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) exposure control
Program AE and 13 Scene modes
2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing
Capture 720p HD videos, with access to the optical zoom
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Li-ion battery pack (220 shots per charge)
Dual card slot accepts either MS Duo or SD/SDHC/SDXC
Comes in four colors: Pink, Silver, Black, and Purple
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 will is available now for $159.99 US or less. See our by box below for the most current online pricing.
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