Sony W270 - a stylish compact camera with 28mm wide angle lens and 720p HD movie mode. Should the W270 be the HD compact to find itself onto your wishlist? The What Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot W270 review investigates...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Cyber-shot W270

Overall score:84%
Image Quality:75%


  • Optical SteadyShot, small size, 720p HD video, Advanced Dual Shot mode, great for day to day snaps.


  • Limited image quality, LCD quality lacks, macro mode limitations, poor battery life, Memory Stick Duo type only


Sony Cyber-shot W270 Review


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The Sony W270 is a great little camera that’s dinky enough to slip into a pocket and carry around anywhere. Its features list – whilst small – cover the main lists of basics for your basic everyday shooting; ideal for those not looking for overburdening scene modes or the complexities of manual options. The W270 does have its shortcomings however – the image quality is far from great; the LCD quality lacks; battery life is so-so; Sony’s Memory Stick Duo is the only type of memory accepted (unlike SD cards which are more commonly used across formats). On the upside the addition of 720p video, SteadyShot optical stabilisation, Advanced Dual Shot mode, respectable low-light performance and an underlying simplicity in use get the thumbs up. Make no bones about it, the Sony W270 is a to the point, well made, point and shoot compact camera that delivers very much on that front, but will leave users looking for more advanced options in the dark.


Other:Face detection, smile shutter, 720p movie mode
Power:Lithium G, NP-BG1 rechargeable battery
Dimensions:97.6 x 56.6 x 22.6
Flash Modes:Auto, On/Off, Slow Synchro
Memory Card:Memory Stick Duo type
Connectivity:USB, ?Multi use Terminal with HD?
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash
ISO Range:Auto, 100-3200
Shutter Speeds:2sec - 1/1600 sec
Exposure Modes:Multi Point, Centre weighted, Spot
File Formats:JPEG
Lens:28-140mm (5x optical zoom)
Sensor:12.1MP 1/2.33-in. CCD
  1. 1. Sony W270 review - Features
  2. 2. Image Quality & Value For Money
  3. 3. Verdict
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