Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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8.7 out of 10 based on 186 reviews.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1: 10.2 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SDXC Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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roger, reading Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good picture quality, easy to use, very quick shutter speed(wich is why we purchased this camara).
Bad points:
Having now used the camara for a time have now realised it lacks close up telephoto capability,(zoom). Also the camara is not easy to hold as the frame is very small,and the buttons are too easy to touch with your fingers. It may be my computor, but i still cant down load vidio clips taken with the camara, hope to overcome this little quirk soon.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, menu very straight forward, sweep panorama very clever, twilight
photos excellent. Compact and light, fits in pocket nicely. Multi burst photis very good feature. Really like this camera.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2010

Xavier, Cape Town Keen amateur

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
exactly as above
Bad points:
cracks around picture taking button, also shutter only closes half way once power is turned off!
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 1.0
Value for money 3.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Aug 2010

Stewart, London Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Design, Compact size, build quality, superb picture quality
Bad points:
No one-button access to exposure compensation. The highest resolution of 10.2M gives a picture ratio of 4:3 so 6x4 reference prints have to be cropped or resized. The 3:2 ratio is available only at 8M resolution.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
small and compact
Bad points:
its being sent back already for repair
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 2.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small size, light weight, decent zoom, easy to use
Bad points:
Can't fault it
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Similar to previous Sonys I've owned with additional features and if anything easier to use.
Bad points:
The flash appears to be either "auto" or "off" - I want a manual option. I'm on the verge of having to read the manual....
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Aug 2010

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 2
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Colour Gold
Colour Black
Media format SDXC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 120
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2
Waterproof Yes
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 90.5x51.8x19.8
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 11
Release date 2009-09-15
Height in mm 51.8
Width in mm 90.5
Depth in mm 19.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 120
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 24

Also known as: Cybershot DSC-WX1, "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1, Sony Cyber-shot WX1

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Manufacturer's Description

WX1Digital compact camera
High-performance imaging with Sweep Panorama and advanced shooting features

10.2 megapixels, Exmor R CMOS sensor, f/2.4 ‘G Lens’ with 5x zoom/24mm wide angle & HD movie

This product is a previous model and could be no longer available at your local dealer.

  • Extremely high quality low-light shooting
  • Packed with advanced imaging features
  • Create amazing panoramic pictures

Incredible image quality and advanced features

Stylish, high performance camera packed with advanced shooting features. Enjoy extraordinary image quality, versatile creative possibilities and stylish looks.

Experience the whole picture

Now it’s easy to grab breathtaking wide-screen views of that landscape or city scene. Sweep Panorama mode shoots a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side (or up and down!). Images are stitched together automatically by the camera to create one amazing panoramic image.

Learn more about Sweep Panorama
Sensational images, even in low light

Many cameras struggle to produce crisp, clear images in low light. The revolutionary Exmor R CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing image noise for brilliant, detail-packed pictures.

Learn more about Exmor R CMOS sensor
Your own personal photographer

The optional IPT-DS1 Party-shot turns Cyber-shot into your own personal photographer, automatically shooting beautifully-framed pictures of everyone in the room – including you.

Learn more about Party-shot
Pack more into every scene

Dramatic landscapes, architectural shots, interiors and even family scenes can produce disappointing results when a scene gets cut off at the edges. A wide angle lens lets you pack more into the picture without having to stand further back from the subject.
The camera that thinks its a camcorder

Left your camcorder behind? Don’t worry: now you can capture crisp, clear HD movie clips at an incredible 30 frames per second for smooth, clear action. Watch the results on your BRAVIA television: you’ll be amazed by the quality, detail and colour.


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