Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 33-132 mm (4x) F3.3-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 93 x 56 x 24 mm, 167g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Sony S950 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sensor resolution of Sony S950 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Sony S950 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony S950


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
167g Light Body
33 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Manual Focus
5.2 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.2
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #599 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1026 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony S950 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
32
Value for money score
52
Portability score
98
Overall score
33
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Sony S950


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 weighs 167g and has external dimensions of 93 x 56 x 24mm (3.66 x 2.2 x 0.94"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Sony S950 is 8 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony S950 is less by 5mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony S950
167g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony S950
24mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-S950 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-S950
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Fujifilm F900EXR 232 g 167 g 105 x 61 x 36 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Samsung TL100 Samsung TL100 219 g 167 g 105 x 61 x 37 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
FujiFilm FinePix JV100 FujiFilm JV100 126 g 167 g 93 x 55 x 21 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 167 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Samsung SL30 Samsung SL30 140 g 167 g 94 x 61 x 23 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Samsung TL220 Samsung TL220 169 g 167 g 100 x 60 x 19 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 167 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 167 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-S950
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/2 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 167 g
Physical Dimensions 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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