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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Digital Camera (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 20.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
  • Optical 5x Zoom Lens & 10x Digital Zoom
  • Equivalent 35mm Focal Length: 26-130mm
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD 230k-Dot Monitor
The lightweight, black Sony DSC-W800 Digital Camera is a compact point and shoot that features 20.1 megapixels inside the 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD sensor, and has a professional Sony 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 26-130mm. A bright 2.7" Clear Photo LCD 230k-dot monitor at the back allows you to clearly view your photos and high-quality 720p HD videos.
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Sony DSC-W800 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
  • 3Optical 5x Zoom 26-130mm Lens & 10x Digital Zoom
  • 4SteadyShot Image Stabilization Reduces Blur
  • 52.7" Clear Photo LCD 230k-Dot Monitor
  • 6720p HD Movie Mode
  • 7360˚ Sweep Panorama
  • 8Smile Shutter Technology
  • 9Creative Shooting with Picture Effects
  • 10Simplify the Camera Menu with Easy Mode
  • 11In-Camera Guide Helps Navigate Features
  • 12Convenient USB Charging for Battery

The lightweight, black Sony DSC-W800 Digital Camera is a compact point and shoot that features 20.1 megapixels inside the 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD sensor, and has a professional Sony 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 26-130mm. A bright 2.7" Clear Photo LCD 230k-dot monitor at the back allows you to clearly view your photos and high-quality 720p HD videos.

For more zoom, a 10x digital zoom function doubles the camera's reach and Sony's SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active mode compensates for camera shake to help provide clearer images with minimal blur and low noise, even while you stroll around. For shooting at an even wider angle, try the 360˚ Sweep Panorama, which allows you to press the shutter button and sweep your camera around to gather in your entire landscape and take many high-resolution images and automatically combine them into one photograph.

Taking pictures has never been easier. Use the camera's Easy Mode for simplifying your menu and the camera's internal guide to answer all your questions without carrying around the instruction manual. To avoid missing those smiling faces in your shots, simply turn on the Smile Shutter Technology, which takes a picture whenever a smile is detected, based on your preferences. For convenient charging, USB charging is available with the camera allowing you to charge your device right from your computer.

20.1 MP 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor

The 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD sensor features 20.1 megapixels, providing you with high-quality, high-resolution images with considerable contrast and clarity of detail.

Optical 5x Zoom 26-130mm Lens & 10x Digital Zoom

The Sony 4.6-23mm f/3.2-6.4 lens has an optical 5x zoom and features an equivalent 35mm focal length of 26-130mm, which provides you with a convenient wide angle to telephoto range. For shooting at long distances, a 10x digital zoom option maintains a high-quality image while effectively doubling your focal length.

SteadyShot Image Stabilization Reduces Blur

Shoot smooth video and photos with SteadyShot Image Stabilization, which reduces blur and helps deliver sharp detail even when you take pictures while walking.

2.7" Clear Photo LCD 230k-Dot Monitor

A bright 2.7" 230k-dot Clear Photo LCD monitor allows you 5 stops of brightness control for viewing your images in all sorts of lighting conditions such as outside in the sun or indoors at night and features a grid display for when you need extra help in composing your photos.

720p HD Movie Mode

Shoot 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30fps to create high quality videos with full use of optical zoom in 29 minute segments. After transferring the videos to your computer, use the internet to upload them to your favorite social media website.

360˚ Sweep Panorama

To achieve an even wider angle, simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera around while the camera continuously shoots at a high speed to deliver a seamlessly stitched and high-quality panoramic image. Use it to capture wide landscapes, or go full circle with up to a 360˚ panorama for more creative images.

Smile Shutter Technology

Automatically capture smiles the moment they happen. Simply press the Smile Shutter button to turn on the feature and leave the rest to the camera. You can indicate the degree of smile detection sensitivity and even choose adult or child smile priority. When Intelligent Auto is on, you can use the Smile Shutter mode with Intelligent Scene Recognition to capture smiles with settings optimized for that particular scene such as during difficult shooting conditions with twilight and backlighting.

Creative Shooting with Picture Effects

Bring ordinary landscapes and portraits to life, by heightening the mood and enhancing certain attributes with Picture Effects. A variety of creative options include four modes for your still images, four modes for movies, and three more modes for applying towards your panoramic shots.

Simplify the Camera Menu with Easy Mode

When shooting in Easy Mode the menu is simplified by eliminating various extra layers and making your shooting experience easier and more enjoyable. Should you want more detailed options for your shot, simply turn off the feature, and return to the normal menu.

In-Camera Guide Helps Navigate Features

The W800 features an in-camera instruction guide allowing you to search the camera's functions according to your needs at the moment. No need to carry a separate manual around, just go to the guide and find the answer you are looking for right in your camera.

Convenient USB Charging for Battery

To charge your battery on the go, simply connect your camera via the USB port on your computer and/or a power supply for a quick and convenient charging option.
UPC: 027242877115

Sony DSC-W800 Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 20.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5152 x 3864)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1/2.3" CCD
Image File FormatJPEG
Image StabilizationOptical
Focal Length4.6 to 23mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 26 to 130mm)
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom2x Optimized (10x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.2 to 6.4
Focus Range0.16' to Infinity / 4.88 cm to Infinity (Wide)
1.97' to Infinity / 60.05 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity100 to 3200
Shutter Speed1/1500 to 2 Seconds in Auto Mode
1/1500 to 1 Second in Program Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Continuous ShootingUp to 1 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 100 Frames
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsBeach, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Snow
Recording ModesAVI
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
QVGA (320 x 240) at 29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes
Video EncodingNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone
Audio File FormatMP3
Resolution230,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAdvanced Flash, Auto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
1.31 to 11.48' / 0.4 to 3.5 m (Wide)
1.97 to 5.77' / 0.6 to 1.76 m (Telephoto)
ISO 3200
Up to 22.97' / 7 m (Wide)
Up to 11.48' / 3.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
ConnectivityAV / USB Multi (USB 2.0)
Battery Type1 x NP-BN Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 630 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.8 x 2.2 x 0.8" / 96.8 x 55.5 x 20.8 mm
Weight4.7 oz / 133.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.4 x 3.3 x 2.4"

Sony DSC-W800 Reviews

Complete Waste of Money!

By Brandi
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

Straight out of the box, the image quality was poor. My child's play camera takes clearer pictures than this thing. Maybe the autofocus was bad from the start and I should have returned it immediately. A month later and now the lens will not retract back into the body when turned off. When we try to take a picture it makes a crunching sound in the lens and the display says that the camera must be turned off and back on. It's completely useless at this point, conveniently just past the 30 day return policy. My advice, BH Photo take this item off the shelf immediately.

Good camera, but case is too small

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my mother, to replace the aging point-and-shoot my father left behind when he passed. The camera itself is very nice. The controls are a little small for adult fingers, but manageable. Setup is easy and straightforward, and it has an Easy Mode that hides most of the clutter and details for people who don't want to deal with that-perfect for my non-technical mother. The only real problem is the case that comes in the bundle. The camera itself fits, but the zipper won't close if you try to fit the charging cable in, even without the plug block. That makes the cable itself easier to misplace, and if you're taking this on-the-go, you can't carry the cable in the case with the camera; you'll have to put the cable in a pocket, purse, or other bag, which, again, makes the cable easy to lose. The other option is to carry an extra charged battery with you, but that has its own set of potential problems, ones that the typical compact point-and-shoot user won't want to deal with. B&H should reconsider the components of this bundle and replace the case with one designed to carry both camera and cable at the same time.

Perfect camera for a young photographer

By Constance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

Charged up the camera. Loaded a sim card and he was ready to take photos at a game. Lots of fun and opportunities for a young photographer and movie maker.

Great camera

By Ruth Anne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-06

I love the camera and the ease of taking pictures.

Arrived quick, smooth transaction

By Shevy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

Hassle free order. Arrived as expected

Great Little Camera

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

I'm a Sony camera fan and this little camera is loaded with useful tools. Close-up macro to video....I'm still experimenting....

Bad cable

By Henry
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

According to Sony, cable to upload is defective.

Soon to be my go to camera.

By Joanne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

I needed a small camera that could take a wide range of pictures. I had tried a Cannon small camera but found the picture quality wasn't up to par. My previous Sony Cyber-shot that had taken thousands of beautiful pictures had finally developed an inability for the lens to come completely out of the case. So I had to replace it. The first one I found was at a Walmart where I had bought my first Sony Cyber-shot was a Cannon. Bad move. The Cannon will be resting comfortably in my luggage as a backup, but my new Cyber-shot DSC-W800 will be my camera now.

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Does this camera support a clean (no menus or ...

Does this camera support a clean (no menus or options displayed) HDMI out? I want to use it with an HDMI capture card.
Asked by: Matthew
Unfortunately I can't answer that question as I'm not sure about that topic. If you are in the market for a camera, I offer my opinion on this one: I'm contented but not happy with it. Pictures in the shade come out dark or too dark to be saved even with my computer. If I increase the exposure time, it's just for that shoot; I find it frustrating to have to keep on either having dark pictures, or needing to continually go into the menu to increase the exposure. There are other things I don't like, mainly blurry/ out of focus pictures too often, and the time needed to take the next picture. I'm sorry I couldn't answer your main question, but hopefully my thoughts will help if you're only deciding on a camera. Pesonally, I would NOT buy this camera again.
Answered by: Glenn
Date published: 2021-03-31


how do i see what i have taken with out loading up too computer?
Asked by: Anonymous
You would have to use the LCD screen on the back of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800 Digital Camera in Playback mode to review your images without connecting the camera to a computer. The other option would be to purchase a portable storage device with an LCD screen to which you may transfer the images for offloading storage and viewing, such as the Sanho HyperDrive ColorSpace UDMA 3 Wireless Storage Device (500GB), B&H # HYCSU500GB, or the Digital Foci Picture Porter Advanced: Portable Digital Photo Manager (500GB HDD).
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


how close can it focus?
Asked by: carter y.
According to the specifications for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Digital Camera, when the lens is set to to the wide lens setting, the lens' minimum focus distance is 0.16' (5 cm); at the lens' telephoto setting, the minimum focus distance is 1.97' (60 cm).
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2020-02-29

Does this camera support a clean (no menu info) ...

Does this camera support a clean (no menu info) HDMI out? I want to use it with an HDMI capture card.
Asked by: Matthew
Hi Matthew, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. The camera does not have HDMI output.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-03-30


I want to take self portraits, I already have a tripod. Is there a remote or shutter release cord that I can purchase? That would make it so much easier. If not, what do you recommend???
Asked by: Jayne H.
Unfortunately, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Digital Camera does not accept wired or wireless remote controls. If you cannot reach the shutter button for self-portraiture needs, I would recommend using the built-in Self-Timer for self-portrait needs. It can be set to capture an image after a delay of either 2 seconds or 10 seconds (10 seconds would most likely be optimal for usage with self-portraits to give time to press the shutter button, then get in position before the shutter is released and the image is taken).
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2020-02-29


In camera capture there is date & time indicated but when i printed it nothing was there? how can i print it?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, the date and time can't be printed on the images taken with the W800.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-07-16

Is the appropriate for an 8 year old?

Is the appropriate for an 8 year old?
Asked by: Anne
Absolutely! :)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-05-23

Will the flash come on as needed or do you have ...

Will the flash come on as needed or do you have to turn the flash on?Some times I like the flash off with pets in the window & the back light.
Asked by: Terry
Thank you for your answers,when you choose a setting will it stay at that setting till you change It.
Answered by: Terry
Date published: 2020-03-02
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