Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 Review

Overall Score

32

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 33-132 mm (4x) F3.3-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 93 x 56 x 24 mm, 167g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Sony S980 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

Sensor resolution of Sony S980 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Sony S980 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony S980


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 has an Overall Score of 32/100 and ranked #653 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1071 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony S980 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
29
Value for money score
50
Portability score
98
Overall score
32
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 S980


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 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 S980 is 8 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony S980 is less by 5mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony S980
167g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony S980
24mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-S980 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-S980
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 167 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR Fujifilm Z1000EXR 157 g 167 g 102 x 60 x 18 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 167 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Fujifilm F900EXR 232 g 167 g 105 x 61 x 36 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Ricoh WG-5 GPS 236 g 167 g 125 x 65 x 32 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 167 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Fujifilm JX500 113 g 167 g 100 x 56 x 24 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 Panasonic S2 112 g 167 g 98 x 57 x 21 mm 93 x 56 x 24 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-S980
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 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 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 1280 x 720
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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