Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-104 mm (4x) F2.7-5.7 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 94 x 56 x 19 mm, 110g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 Overview


First introduced in July, 2011, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Sony W550 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-W550

Sensor resolution of Sony W550 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Sony W550 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony W550


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
2.7 Lens at Wide
110g Light Body
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.7
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.7
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #611 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1008 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony W550 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
29
Value for money score
51
Portability score
99
Overall score
33
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Sony W550


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 weighs 110g and has external dimensions of 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Sony W550 is 28 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony W550 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony W550
110g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony W550
19mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-W550 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-W550
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Sony WX220 121 g 110 g 92 x 52 x 22 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 Sony W560 110 g 110 g 94 x 56 x 19 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus E-P3 369 g 110 g 122 x 69 x 34 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 110 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 110 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 110 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 110 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Samsung WB35F Samsung WB35F 194 g 110 g 101 x 61 x 28 mm 94 x 56 x 19 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W550


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-W550
Announced July, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
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 3.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, 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 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
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 MPEG-4
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 NP-BN1
Physical
Weight 110 g
Physical Dimensions 94 x 56 x 19 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 0
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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