Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 reviews and prices: Compact camera

24 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on features. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£130 at 1 retailer out of 421 retailers checked

8.4 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5: 12.2 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Richard, Castleford, W. Yorks. Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The LCD screen on the back is ideal size and very clear when you want to review or show others what you have just captured.
The background defocus feature has allowed me to take some beautiful shots of my family.
The size of the camera is just right for slipping into a pocket every time I go out, so no missing a picture.
The imagine quality surpasses my previous camera.
Bad points:
The time lag on the shutter release takes a bit of getting used to.
I haven't found the Superior Auto Adjustment takes any better shots than if i use a Program setting.
Also the time between taking shots seems a bit too long with the camera being busy.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2011

Andrew, Grangewood Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very good camera, easy to use and good quality photos
Bad points:
default movie setting was for HDMI rather than MPEG4, other than that no bad points
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2011

T, UK Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This camera is very light & easy to use with a selection of auto scene modes.
The Sweep Panorama mode allows you to pan from left to right to increase the amount of scene captured.
Superior Auto Adjustment has produced a higher quality image but can delay shooting for a few seconds while the composite image is created.
Bad points:
Mediocre battery life may need to consider buying a spare
Power button a bit small
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2011

Marjorie, Mid Wales Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice colour options, fits into hand nicely
Bad points:
old fashioned slide to open and lock battery compartment, could not download manual have to use disc everytime to view. You do needs lots of time to work out whats what, and perhaps the colour could have been extended to the whole of the camera
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2011

Ian, Fetterangus Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fully feature packed, from the idiot proof auto functions to the easy panoramic sweep, and the 3D.
Bad points:
Only a 5X zoom
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2011

Naeem , High Wycombe Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
So many features, i have still yet to see what else it offers!!!
Can always take a decent photo.
A lovely, nice, decent, stylish, value for money camera.
Bad points:
I was expecting the image quality to be amazing as it had a "G lens" which the sales representative kept on going on about it!

It didn't come with a case, or cleaning lense cloth or anything! So susceptible to scratches :(

To view the 3D pictures, you need a 3D TV, it's quite sad, because generally speaking most people don't have them as they're way tooooooo expensive. But atleast you can view them on camera so you can see whatthey look like.

It's ashame you can't just charge it by pluggin it in to a USB, you have to take the battery out separately and charge that in another device, time consuming and you could lose bits.

Didn't come in that many colours :S
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2011

victor, bradford Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
everything I wanted from a pocket camera that could compete with bulky SLR
Bad points:
anti-reflection coating on the lcd viewfinder is wearing off at the edges!!!!! FAIL!!!
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2011

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.8
Digital zoom ratio 2
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D Yes
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge No
Weight (g) 130
Flash Yes
WiFi WiFi ready
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 32
Release date 2010-07-09
Height in mm 5.2
Depth in mm 2.1
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 120
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 24

Also known as: Cyber-shot DSC-WX5, Sony Cyber-shot WX5

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