LCD and Viewfinder
Sony W530 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.
W530 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony W530 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec
Unfortunately W530 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony W530 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony W530, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 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
W530 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Sony W530 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect W530 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony W530 Features Compared to Main Competitors