Sony DSC-WX150 18.2 Megapixel Ultra Compact Reviews Roundup

Sony announces four new Cyber-Shot models include the DSC-WX150, DSC-W690, DSC-TX66 and the waterproof DSC-TX20 cameras. The WX150 and W690 are the world's thinnest 10x optical zoom cameras with the new AA (Advanced Aspherical) lens element which is drastically smaller than those in previous 10x zoom Cyber-shots. The TX66 and TX20 feature an ultra-slim, front-sliding design and measures about 12.2 mm thick. The TX20 is also waterproof up to 5m (16 feet), dustproof, shockproof up to 1.5m (5 feet) and freezeproof up to 14 degrees F.

The DSC-WX150 and DSC-TX66 features a 18.2 Megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor with fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.20 seconds in low-light. The DSC-WX150 comes with 3.0-inch 460k dot LCD screen and 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens (25-250mm in 35mm format) with 20x digital Clear Image Zoom at full resolution, while the DSC-TX66 comes with 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens (26-130mm in 35mm format) and 3.3-inch Xtra Fine OLED touch-screen. Both models have Extra High Sensitivity technology to enhance low-light shooting, Full HD Movie Shooting at 1920x1080/60i, Enhanced Optical SteadyShot and 9 Picture Effect options. The DSC-W690 features a 16.1 Megapixels CCD sensor, 3.0-inch 230k dot LCD touch screen, same 10x zoom lens, 720p HD Movie Shooting, and only 4 Picture Effect options. The DSC-WX150, DSC-W690 and DSC-T66 are listed for $250, $180 and $350 respectively. The DSC-WX150 & DSC-W690 are available in silver, black, red and blue this May, while the DSC-TX66 is available in silver, gold, red, white, purple and pink this March.

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Sony DSC-WX150 Camera Reviews Roundup


CNET US - May 20 2012
"Overall, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 produces very good photos both indoors and out. At lower ISOs, you can definitely get shots that look good printed up to 10x13 and they stand up to a little enlarging and cropping. That's probably more than most people need, but it also means that the occasional 8x10 isn't out of the question. Subjects do get visibly s..." More »
80out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Apr 28 2012
"Smartphones keep eating into compact-camera sales, but there's still a place for capable, no-nonsense point-and-shoots, neither crippled by cut-rate components nor burdened by bogus extras like WiFi and touchscreens. The Sony Cyber-shot WX150 ($249) is the best one that we've seen so far this year. It's a good-looking camera, and even with the respectable 1..." More »
74out of 100

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User Review of the camera - Sony DSC-WX150

  • 2014-07-17 07:00
    Five Stars, sdavid
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    muy buenos articulos recomendado 100%
  • 2014-07-13 07:00
    Three Stars, S. Teng
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    does not like picture quality
  • 2014-07-10 07:00
    PERFECT MIX OF POWER AND SIMPLICITY, W. Moore
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    This camera does it all, and you don't need a photography degree to operate it. You can set it to take 10 shots in rapid succession, or you can set it to take pictures that look like illustrations. You can press one button to start recording video immediately. It is great because it is simple and versatile. Also, the battery lasts plenty long. I strongly recommend it.
  • 2014-07-07 07:00
    Five Stars, Amanda
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    the picture quality and battery life are outstanding for a camera in this price range.
  • 2014-07-06 07:00
    Good for the $210 i paid for NEW on eBay, Brandon
    Awesome camera with DSLR-like features. You have firework, low light, and plenty of other modes. 18.2 MP is helpful too. The zoom on this thing is awesome and the optical is far over other point and shoot cameras. I bought a screen protector to preserve the longevity of this camera. Has a Son Lens G instead of a Carl Zeiss lens lie previous models. I cannot compare them as I've never shot with a Carl Zeiss.
    Overall i recommend you buy this camera.
    Check out my picture test of this camera here:
    Part 1 : http://youtu.be/9Kh4tQGWCzs
    Part 2 : http://youtu.be/smhPVq3599c
  • 2014-07-04 07:00
    Five Stars, Jose villa
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    excelente
  • 2014-07-03 07:00
    Great photographs every time!, DeeDee
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    Wonderful camera; just the right size to carry in a purse or pocket.
  • 2014-06-22 07:00
    great camera but, Don Ledbetter
    I love my camera despite the flash/battery door is flimsy. I knew when i bought it that it would not hold up. Like an idiot I put the belt loop pouch on upside down when i opened it the camera hit the asphalt. Still works fine but the door will not stay shut. Love the size and quality of pictures but should have gone with the Nicon
  • 2014-06-20 07:00
    very Happy customer, chris
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    great camera. I love the size and the ease of use. Just point and shoot. In France I took 2500 pictures with great success.
  • 2014-06-02 07:00
    not so good, muh
    I owned a old DSC (3.2 mp, made in Jpana) and it is very good and happy with a until it was fell down and broke (used 10 years).
    then bought this and after 1 year it stopped working, and sony.ca repaled with another one (ha, it was also refurbished not new !!!).
    I have also some Sony stuff such as YV, DVD player, CD player, walman....
    in my opinion: if it is made in Japan (or Maysia), the quality is good, if made in China hahahahah, hard to say something .
    avoid made in China
  • 2014-05-31 07:00
    It's good ., Austin
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    It works, it's simple, it's good. I don't have to put batteries in it, which makes it great! . .
  • 2014-05-24 07:00
    What a find!, Thomas J. Alizio
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    This was purchased to replace a similar Sony that we had for a few tears and did not survive several "drops." The first camera was for my wife to have a point and shoot experience and not have to work with my more complicated camera. Guess what - I got hooked on that one, and this replacement is fantastic. In the past 2 years we have been to National Parks in the U.S., spent 2 weeks in France and basically now have it with us all the time. We are totally impressed with the clarity and color of the pictures and the camera's versatility. We could not use flash in many of the museums and inside chateaus in France, but the clarity, brightness and color rendition in the pictures were fantastic and its modest zoom really made a difference on may occasions. The movie feature works beautifully. Overall, this is a great camera for the price. Invest in a 2nd battery and a high capacity card and you have all you will need for almost all your photography needs.
  • 2014-04-25 07:00
    Awesome Digital Camera!, Zurab Pirtskhalaishvili
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    I really liked it when it first arrived. It takes very sharp images, has a 'SONY' colors and what I like most is that it's fast. It is very good in taking full HD videos, I've done even short films with it. Best thing for amateur mobile photographers, beginner film-makers, tourists and families.
  • 2014-04-24 07:00
    Great little camera at great price, tricia
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    This is a great little camera. It takes sharp pictures and is easy to use. I have had it over a year and still love it. I'd buy it again.
  • 2014-04-21 07:00
    Excellent camera! Just the right size to fit in ..., Walter
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    Excellent camera ! Just the right size to fit in a cargo pocket and it takes excellent photos. Have taken it all over the world and no problems.
  • 2014-04-09 07:00
    Great Camera!, PatrimonioSeb-Irodden
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    I am using this camera to keep memories of our family trips. We went to Europe and when I asked to other hotel guests to take a picture of the family, they frequently asked: Where did you buy this beautiful camera?. It's very little (light) and very thin, but the picture quality is superb. I used to carry a Panasonic with me at least 5 years ago, but I decided to change when I read about the capabilities of this cybershot. My favorite? You can choose which is the best picture of a round of automatic shoots and you can have HD recording if you like to keep most funny moments of family encounters and dinners. Great perfect camera for this purpose.
  • 2014-04-09 07:00
    Great Camera!, PatrimonioSeb-Irodden
    I am using this camera to keep memories of our family trips. We went to Europe and when I asked to other hotel guests to take a picture of the family, they frequently asked: Where did you buy this beautiful camera?. It's very little (light) and very thin, but the picture quality is superb. I used to carry a Panasonic with me at least 5 years ago, but I decided to change when I read about the capabilities of this cybershot. My favorite? You can choose which is the best picture of a round of automatic shoots and you can have HD recording if you like to keep most funny moments of family encounters and dinners. Great perfect camera for this purpose.
  • 2014-04-08 07:00
    Family Snapshots Review, Sarah "Fall in Love Every Day"
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    I'm no camera wiz, lets just get that out of the way up front. Personally, I'm not a big fan of this camera. I had a SC DSC-W730 prior to this and it was my favorite camera I had owned. I go through digital camera's every couple years or so. I'll admit, I'm hard on my cameras. I'm around children a lot and I let them take pictures, inevitably the camera gets dropped...I throw my cameras in my purse at times and generally, I treat them as a functional daily item without tons of reverence. My SC DSC-W730 lasted the longest of my digital cameras (almost 4 years) and until the last month of it's life every picture I took was beautiful. Action shots, still shots, the photos were amazing. I decided not to get the same camera because this version (SC DSC-WX150) had a higher zoom and that drew me in. The zoom is pretty substantial, and for what I use it for it does it's job. What I am NOT a fan of is this camera's ability to handle action shots. I want to rip my hair out. I have a 3yo child and before that (with my old camera) I babysat for a family of four children. I know what to expect with (amateur!) action shots involving kids. This camera does not give me beautiful, clear, first-time-photo shots. I'm lucky when I get an action shot with this baby. I'm still pining for my old Sony Cybershot. For the price I think you can find better.
  • 2014-04-08 07:00
    Family Snapshots Review, Sarah "Fall in Love Every Day"
    I'm no camera wiz, lets just get that out of the way up front. Personally, I'm not a big fan of this camera. I had a SC DSC-W730 prior to this and it was my favorite camera I had owned. I go through digital camera's every couple years or so. I'll admit, I'm hard on my cameras. I'm around children a lot and I let them take pictures, inevitably the camera gets dropped...I throw my cameras in my purse at times and generally, I treat them as a functional daily item without tons of reverence. My SC DSC-W730 lasted the longest of my digital cameras (almost 4 years) and until the last month of it's life every picture I took was beautiful. Action shots, still shots, the photos were amazing. I decided not to get the same camera because this version (SC DSC-WX150) had a higher zoom and that drew me in. The zoom is pretty substantial, and for what I use it for it does it's job. What I am NOT a fan of is this camera's ability to handle action shots. I want to rip my hair out. I have a 3yo child and before that (with my old camera) I babysat for a family of four children. I know what to expect with (amateur!) action shots involving kids. This camera does not give me beautiful, clear, first-time-photo shots. I'm lucky when I get an action shot with this baby. I'm still pining for my old Sony Cybershot. For the price I think you can find better.
  • 2014-03-31 07:00
    Great camera, John F "Louis J Ford"
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    I am well pleased with this tiny but full-featured camera. Multiple settings allow wide range of pictures under almost any condition. Zoom works well and camera very easy to carry.