Sony's W570 is a small, slender point-and-shoot compact. It may look the part, but can its 16MP sensor play the part too? The What Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot W570 review investigates...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Cyber-shot W570

Overall score:82%
Image Quality:80%


  • Small size, style, point-and-shoot ease


  • Rear zoom location, poor LCD viewing angle, occasional ‘flicker’ of LCD screen, limited controls


Sony Cyber-shot W570 Review


Price as reviewed:


Value & Verdict

Sony Cyber-shot W570 review – Value

With an RRP of £159 the Sony W570 is an affordable camera that can be picked up a little cheaper at some online stores. Although there are other point-and-shoot compact cameras that can be picked up for a little less money, the Sony’s overall slender design and finish give it that attractive edge. And style, for many, is worth paying for.

Sony Cyber-shot W570 review – Verdict

Sony W570 product image front

The Sony Cyber-shot W570 is a good-looking, small and slim compact camera. It’s ideal for simple point-and-shoot work, is responsive in use and takes reasonable pictures (although the 16MP sensor has more pixels than are needed). The 25-125mm equivalent zoom is rangey enough for a whole variety of shots and the autofocus swift to focus on subjects. The W570’s a great compact for the style-conscious, though don’t overestimate what it’s capable of doing – it’s kept simple with few options, but we like it like that.


Other:720p HD movie, Sweep Panorama, 9-point AF area, 1fps burst mode to 3 frames max
Weight:100g approx
Dimensions:91(W) x 51.5(H) x 19.1(D)mm
Power:Rechargeable NP-BN1 li-ion battery
Connectivity:USB 2, Type3a multi use terminal
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick
Flash Modes:Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
White Balance:Auto (intelligent), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set
ISO Range:80-3200
Metering System:Multi Pattern, Centre Weighted, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes:iAuto, Program, 8 Scene modes
Shutter Speeds:2 - 1/1,600 sec
File Formats:JPEG
LCD:2.7in, 230k-dot TFT
Lens:5x optical zoom; 25-125mm equiv
Sensor:16.1MP 1/2.3in type
  1. 1. Sony Cyber-shot W570 review - Features
  2. 2. Performance & Image Quality
  3. 3. Value & Verdict
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