At A Glance

Very disappointing image quality holds back an otherwise cheap-and-easy Sony point-and-shoot.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 brings you a variety of intelligent features in a compact, easy-to-use design. Face Detection technology automatically detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus and exposure settings, while a 4x optical zoom lens and 12.1 MP resolution deliver crisp, clear images. Additionally, a large 2.7" LCD display makes it easy to compose and view your photos.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 12.1 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 1 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number DSCS980/P
UPC Code 027242757264
Brand Name Sony
Product Name Cyber-shot DSC-S980 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 brings you a variety of intelligent features in a compact, easy-to-use design. Face Detection technology automatically detects up to eight faces and optimizes focus and exposure settings, while a 4x optical zoom lens and 12.1 MP resolution deliver crisp, clear images. Additionally, a large 2.7" LCD display makes it easy to compose and view your photos.

Product Model DSC-S980
Product Type Compact Camera
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Aperture Range f/2.5 to 5.1
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 19.69
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Cyber-shot DSC-S980 Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery - NP-BK1
  • Battery Charger - BC-CSK / BC-CSKA
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Dedicated A/V Cable
  • Dedicated USB Cable
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 3.7"
    Depth 0.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 4.8 oz
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Poor
    Color Poor
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Very Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 35.1
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 32.7
    Number of Shots 379.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 207.25
    Image Quality Score Poor
    Image Quality, Distortion 61.1
    Image Quality, Exposure 33.4
    Battery Life Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 46.9
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 28.6
    Image Quality, Color 34.9

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