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Sony manufactures point and shoot cameras under its famous Cyber-shot product line by implementing the latest technologies. Available in colorful designs, most models support features like high zoom, intelligent sweep panorama, Wi-Fi sharing, GPS tagging, in-camera effects, HD video recording capability along with low light and waterproof capabilities.

The best Sony point and shoot cameras incorporate Exmor R CMOS sensors and Carl Zeiss lens which help image and HD video capturing in low lighting environments by reducing the noise and enhancing the features like zoom, shutter speed and resolution.

T Series:
T Series point and shoot cameras from Sony are the tough cameras with rugged bodies to be water, dust, shock and freeze resistant. These compact and lightweight cameras feature touch screens along with the specifications like 18.2 Megapixel camera resolution, full HD video recording in 1080p format.

H Series:
By using Clear Image Zoom technology and powerful processors, Sony Cyber-shot H Series point and shoot cameras are designed for those who need very high range optical zoom. Clear Image Zoom helps you in capturing more realistic and higher-quality images by doubling the optical zoom for closer photos. These digital cameras an optical zoom range of up to 50x and resolution of 20.4 Megapixel along with high speed shooting at 10 fps (frames per second).

W Series:
W Series of Sony Cyber-shot digital cameras are designed for everyday shooting with excellent image quality at best prices. These cameras offer you features like image resolution of up to 18.1 Megapixels, HD video recording of 1080p format along with in-camera effects.

R Series:
R Series digital point and shoot cameras offer you high quality images comparable with those of professional DSLRs. These cameras implement 35mm full frame sensors used in DSLR cameras to capture professional quality images of up to 24.3 Megapixel.

Check out our list of best Sony point and shoot cameras, top rated by some of the best digital camera reviewers around the web.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
Sony DSC-WX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
Sony DSC-TF1
Sony DSC-H200
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Cyber-shot Digital Camera
Sony DSC-WX80/B Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Full-frame Digital Camera
Sony DSC-TF1/L Digital Camera
Sony DSC-H200 Digital Camera
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Jun 2013
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Sep 2012
Jan 2013
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Camera Type
Standard Point and Shoot, Large sensor compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
3.6 x
8.0 x
1.0 x
4.0 x
26.4 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
24.3 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS, CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
15.86 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II compact camera offers a few worthwhile upgrades when compared with the original RX100, but comes in at a higher asking price.


  • With the rise of the samrtphone seemingly sounding the death knell for cheap compact cameras, it looks like only premium models like the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II II will survive their onslaught. Only you can decide if the RX100 II's premium price-tag is simply too high - for us, while it does take the edge off the overall package, the RX100 II is definitely the best compact camera that money can currently buy.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 is a compact camera that is capable of capturing sharp photos in all types of light, and also includes Wi-Fi.


  • The Sony WX80 is very small, which means that its control buttons and LCD screen are also very small. This will represent a significant drawback with this camera, as anyone with large fingers will struggle to use this camera comfortably. Still, if you don't mind the small size of this model, it's a good option versus others in its sub-$200 price point.


  • Even though it boasts an array of attractive features, a compact body, and a few impressive highlights in our performance testing, the WX80's image quality is ultimately nothing special. While the prospect of having 1080p HD video, an 8x optical zoom, and WiFi connectivity in your pocket for under $200 seems enticing, the reality isn't quite that appealing.


  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is the smallest full-frame camera you can find right now, and while it pumps out gorgeous images, its price is likely to induce sticker shock.


  • So no, there's probably nobody who needs the RX1, but you're not an idiot if you buy one. It's not the Hasselblad Lunar. It's a genuinely great camera with a few flaws. The real issue is that it lacks the flexibility most advanced shooters would want from their primary setup, but is priced far beyond what most people would be willing to pay. Regardless of how it sells, the RX1's a gem in Sony's camera lineup, exploding the idea that a 1-inch sensor should be considered "big" for a compact camera.


  • Sony have truly blurred the lines between compact and DSLR in terms of the RX1's features, performance and image quality. The RX1 is the first truly pocketable camera to offer a full-frame DSLR experience, something that money can actually now buy.


  • Whilst the TF1 may enable you to take pictures in shooting scenarios you might not otherwise attempt - and this is the true value of the camera above all else, we naturally have to give a verdict based as much on image quality as handling.


  • Sony's TF1 is a capable action camera, and while it may not be as tough as some, it's at least styled to look good in any environment.

    Considering you're getting a toughened camera with reasonable specs for modest money, the Sony TF1 is undoubtedly good value, even if it is a bit short on features and can only muster mediocre image quality.


  • The Sony Cybershot DSC-TF1 is available at a decent price for a waterproof camera but unfortunately image quality is poor. If you're looking for a waterproof camera and you only share images on the web, then you might be quite happy with what the images produced, particularly as colour reproduction is decent. Overall, we suggest you look around at the alternative waterproof cameras on the market.


  • The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200's biggest selling-point is undoubtedly its price-tag - £179 / $249 for a 26x zoom from a big-name manufacturer is good value, despite the camera's other short-comings. If you can't afford to splash out a lot more on an advanced model, then the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 does at least offer a long zoom in a well-built and simple-to-use body.


  • Seemingly any advantage of using a 20 megapixel CCD sensor has been obliterated by the amount of noise shown in all images. In fact, it's difficult to see any additional detail in images from this camera than a good 16 megapixel camera, and in fact, a 12 megapixel mirrorless camera can shoot a similarly detailed shot, but with much less noise.