Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 reviews and prices: Compact camera

44 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 44 reviews.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, Memory Stick Duo storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Patricia , Syd Austaila I brought the camera on hols

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It looks nice and It takes good pics
Bad points:
the sound on the play back when you video is bad you can't here what they are saying, and if you are videoing from a bit far it is hard to hear when you play back on the computer.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great price
Bad points:
little bit slow going into menus
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Bad points:
Screen quality
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2009

Ceri, Barry Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Size of this camera is excellent the film quality amazing I use it a lot for butterfly photos. Landscape is very good. Battery last a good time. I switches on fairly fast.


Bad points:
I have no comments about bad points as I like the camera for what it does.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 14 Feb 2010

Pete, Aberdeen Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use and lots of extras if you wish to go a little further.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2009

Penny, Leicester Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use I bought this for my daughter and she just took pictures streight away, lots of features its compact and a great colour ( Pink )
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality is excellent. easy to use. sophisticated.
Bad points:
slow playback
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jun 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 8
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format Memory Stick Duo Pro
Media format Memory Stick Duo
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 135
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 55.7x93.1x23.8
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.5-5.1
In-built memory (Megabytes) 12
Release date 2009-04-27
Height in mm 55.7
Width in mm 93.1
Depth in mm 23.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 132
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 33

Also known as: Cyber-shot DSC-S980

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