Sony DSC W110 Review

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Sony DSC W110 Ease of Use 8
Features 8
Movie Mode 8
Build Quality8
Colours 8
Photo Quality 8
Style 8
Lowlight 8
Macro 8
Value for Money 9
7 Megapixels
4x Zoom
2.5 inch LCD Screen
88.2 x 57.2 x 22.9mm
123g

Overview

The Sony DSC W110 is a simple, 7 megapixel digital camera. It has a 4x optical zoom lens.

Why Buy The Sony DSC W110

Although this is a straightforward digital camera it is also effective. It is able to take a decent photo in most situations. The DSC W110 is aimed at someone who is looking for a digital camera they can be up and running with straight away and can go almost everywhere with them.

Main Features

Megapixels:
Zoom:
LCD Screen:
Dimensions:
Weight:

7
4x
2.5 inches
88.2 x 57.2 x 22.9mm
123g

Macro:
HD Movies:
Manual Controls:
Batteries:
Memory Cards:

4cm
No
No
Lithium-ion Rechargeable
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Image Quality - See Sample Images Below

Outdoor Scenic Shots in Good Light

Outdoor 1 (Medium Zoom): I like this photo. What attracts me are the colours and the lighting of the shot. Focusing is good too, although there is a softening towards the edges of the shot. The DSC W110 handles glare from the sun well.

Outdoor 2 (No Zoom): The second outdoor shot has a number of similarities to the first photo. The colours are vibrant and the shot is well lit. Focusing is sharp enough, but as in the first shot it does slip towards the edges.

Outdoor 3 (Maximum Zoom): If you are planning to make smaller prints up to 7 x 5 inches then you should be able to produce sharp images. If you are planning to go higher than that the softness away from the centre could become an issue.

Outdoor 4 (Building): This is a good effort, although the DSC W110 does not quite hit the pin sharp images some of the best cameras have managed.

Portraits

Outdoor Portrait: This photo works well. The colours are about right for my taste. This is another photo where the DSC W110 manages to get the lighting about right too.

Indoor Portrait with Flash: Out of the two indoor portrait photos this is the one I prefer. The light from the flash is spread quite evenly and does not overpower the colour in the shot.

Indoor Portrait without Flash This is another good effort, although a bit of extra brightness would have helped further. There is plenty of definition in the shot and the DSC W110 has handled the lower levels of light quite well.

Macro, Colours and Noise

Macro: To find such a good macro mode on a camera like the DSC W110 is a bonus. I'm not saying the close ups you take with this camera will be masterpieces, but you should be able to get a good quality close up in most situations.

Colours: As with other Sony digital cameras the DSC W110 produces vivid colours in all areas of my tests.

ISO 400 and ISO 1600: These are fairly standard efforts. Noise levels on consumer compact cameras are an issue and I would shoot using the ISO auto (default) setting whenever possible. That should be most of the time.

Summary

I am happy with the test results from the DSC W110. Taking into account the camera's price tag I would say picture quality is better than standard.

Style

Although the DSC W110 is not strikingly different from many other digital cameras it has a neat and tidy design. It is small enough to fit into a pocket and is available in silver.

Shutter Lag Times

Shutter Lag Rating Par

Single Shot
Five Shots
Single Shot With Flash
Five Shots With Flash

0.38 seconds
7.63 seconds
0.53 seconds
11.89 seconds


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Ease of Use

Ease of Use - Par All the cameras in this range are easy enough to use. I find the menu system easy to understand and it should not take long to find your way around.

Points I Like

Ease of use - price tag - viewfinder

Where it Could Improve

Sharpness softens towards the edges when photographing more distant subjects

Verdict

The Sony DSC W110 does more or less exactly what it sets out to do. This is a no fuss digital camera that is able to cope with most photo opportunities.

Product Shots

Front View

Sony DSC W110 Front View

Back View

Sony DSC W110 Back View

Top View

Sony DSC W110 Top View

Sample Menus

home playback

setup menu

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Review Date

June 2008

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