Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570

The Good The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is simple to use with reliable auto shooting and decent low-light photos in a very small body.

The Bad The W570's shooting performance--especially shot to shot--is slow, and the lens has some edge and corner softness.

The Bottom Line The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is a tiny and light ultracompact capable of taking nice photos with little to no effort.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.2 Overall

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Review

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 is the successor to 2010's Cyber-shot DSC-W350, a favorite ultracompact of mine and our readers. Sony didn't change much for the update, increasing resolution from 14 to 16 megapixels and putting in a slightly brighter, wider, and longer lens while keeping the body approximately the same size and weight. Its shooting options are the same as the W350's, so really the resolution and lens are the only reasons to upgrade (in other words, I wouldn't bother trading up). On the other hand, the starting price dropped $20, which makes it sweeter for those who don't have a W350.

This little camera can turn out nice-looking photos and movies, too, thanks to excellent color that's consistent up to ISO 800. Lens softness at the edges and in the corners kept it from rating higher; if you're sensitive to that, I would skip this model. Also, while the 16-megapixel resolution might work for marketing, it doesn't help or hurt photo quality. In fact, it just seems to slow the camera down between shots, so if you hate to wait you might want to keep looking. Otherwise, for the price it is a very good take-everywhere ultracompact camera.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Sony
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Sensor Resolution 16.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 7.8 mm (1/2.3")
  • Optical Sensor Type Super HAD CCD
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model Silver

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