LCD and Viewfinder
Sony WX80 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.
WX80 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 Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony WX80 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately WX80 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony WX80 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Sony WX80 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony WX80, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony WX80 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
WX80 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony WX80 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
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Sony WX80 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect WX80 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony WX80 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony WX80 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony WX80 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony WX80 is $262.89