Sony DSCW800/B Review

For the ones looking for a reasonably priced and lightweight camera with better performance level than the ones which come with our smartphones, this camera can be the ideal choice. The camera is equipped with MP Super HAD CCD sensor to capture details which will escape the phone cameras. This camera is easy to carry around so when you don’t feel like taking your DSLR everywhere, this can be a nice substitute. The Sony DSCW800/B Review will have everything for you!

The camera reduces blurring of photos by using the SteadyShot technology. It is great as a vlogging camera as well as videos can be captured in 720p HD mode. The camera menu is easy to maneuver with its easy mode. There is an option for 5x optical zoom with a continuous shooting speed for up to 100 shots.

Now I will talk about some other major specifications of this digital camera in the Sony DSCW800/B review.

Sony DSCW800/B Review

Sony DSCW800/B Review

Reduced Blurring

The SteadyShot image stabilization technology of the Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera is amazing for taking videos even on the move. This is the best feature for any aspiring vlogger as having a steady shot definitely enhances the aesthetics value of the video. The active mode delivers sharp picture quality along with low noise so that is another added benefit for a vlogger. The user can be on the move, thanks to this advanced technology. The Sony DSCW800/B review will like to add to the fact that this technology helps in taking superior shots as well.

Picture Effects

The Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera can add a variety of picture effects in the photos and videos to add more depth to them. Picture effects can change the overall mood of an otherwise ordinary shot, if applied correctly. This camera has effects which can be applied to still shots, videos and panoramic shots ranging from 3 to 4 modes. Sony DSCW800/B review will add that adding the desired effect is super easy thanks to the easy to control camera menu.

Up to 360° Panorama Mode

The sweep panorama mode of the Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera is simply amazing with its easy to capture mode in up to 360° vision. Taking the shot is easy with a press of the shutter button. Then sweeping the camera in your desired frame will capture continuous shots at a high speed. The end result is a seamless stitching of the photos together to create one breathtaking image. A variety of panoramic shots is possible to capture as the mode is available in wide and up to 360° full circle.

Smile Shutter Technology

This technology is used to capture a smile when it happens so you don’t miss any opportunities to capture the precious moments. The smile shutter button of the Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera will do the rest as long as you press the button. There is a bit of customization option available with selecting the degree of smile detection sensitivity and the adult and child priority options. Smile shutter mode can be used along with Intelligent Scene Recognition when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. Thanks to these technologies, smiles can be captured even in scenes where light is low such as twilight or with backlight. The Sony DSCW800/B review thinks that this feature comes in handy when you don’t want to let any moment pass you by without capturing it first.

Charging Via USB

Charging your Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera can be done easily and conveniently on the go with a USB. Connecting the camera with USB to the PC’s USB port or any other power supply is all it takes to charge the battery. The camera comes with a 5V 0.5 A wall adapter which can be connected to a detachable USB cable. Be wary of the USB cable though. The standard USB Micro B cable which charges most mobile devices do not work for this cable. If you need a replacement when this expires, you will have to buy a USB – UC E6 cable.

Built – In Instructions

There is a built – in camera instruction guide in the camera to search the functions whenever and wherever you might need them to maximize the shooting capabilities and better your photo and video quality.

Easy Mode Makes It Easy

The Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera can be set up on the easy mode to minimize the layers in the menu option. This overall makes the experience easier and more enjoyable.

Now for some pros and cons of this camera in the Sony DSCW800/B review.


  • Lightweight and slim body.
  • USB battery charging.
  • Panoramic mode.
  • 5x optical zoom.


  • No optical viewfinder.
  • Slow shutter speed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How long does it take to charge the battery?

A: An hour to get it fully charged.

Q: Can I take macro shots with this camera?

A: Yes, it is a preset setting under ‘Scene Recognition’.

Q: Does it come with a warranty?

A: Yes, the manufacturer’s warranty is 365 days for parts and labor starting from the day of purchase.

Q: Does this come with a memory card?

A: No, it needs to be bought separately.

Q: Can I edit videos on the camera?

A: No. Editing can be done once transferred on other devices, not on the camera.

Final Verdict

The Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera comes with a bunch of options which make this camera somewhat ideal for vlogging and capturing shots on the go. It will not be wise to compare this with a DSLR but for taking everyday shots while you don’t want to take your DSLR everywhere, this can be a good option. I like the advanced technologies of getting steady shots along with reduced blurring and smile recognition facilities as they help me get my emotions captured. The camera is reasonably priced and the features are worth it. Another thing is the easy mode option of the menu which makes my life much easier, along with the USB battery charging option. Overall, the Sony DSCW800/B review is happy with the performance of this camera and will recommend it to aspiring vloggers and amateurs.

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