LCD and Viewfinder
Sony W380 has a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
W380 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony W380 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec
Unfortunately W380 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony W380 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony W380, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
W380 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Sony W380 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect W380 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
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