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

  • 2014-09-11 07:00
    Nice Everyday Camera, Easy to Use, B. Meredith
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    I bought this product refurbished. The quality is good. The only glitch with this re-furbished model is that many times when I try to turn it on it does not respond - the power light is on but the lens does not open. This requires some finagling and has caused me to miss a few shots. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product because it takes nice pictures and is easy to use. I bought it to replace a Sony DSC-W350 and it is better than that model, in my opinion clearer photos, better zoom. I am a casual photographer - mostly snapshots to document family life.
  • 2014-09-07 07:00
    great camera, stephen sikorski
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    Great camera
  • 2014-08-31 07:00
    I truly think this is a wonderful camera, small and it takes great pictures, Scooter
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    I truly think this is a wonderful camera, small and it takes great pictures. Very simple to use and 10x optical allows for a nice zoom in.
  • 2014-08-31 07:00
    Excellent point of shoot camera, MD TOUFIQULLAH
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    Excellent point of shoot camera. The price is reasonable and we love it. The quality of video is also very good. I will highly recommend this camera if you are looking for a point and shoot camera with range the of 200-250$.
  • 2014-08-30 07:00
    Great as a general camera/camcorder, not so much for the effecs/3D, error
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    This is an excellent, high quality, and very easy to use camera.
    The menu on this camera is very easy to navigate and if you're buying this for someone, like I did, who is terrible at setting up the right stuff on a camera, then this IS the camera for you as it has an easy point and shoot mode that automatically sets itself up for high quality shots I'm very happy about.
    The camera is also filled with all sorts of "picture effects" that give a twist to your pics, but honestly they come out blurry more often than note.
    The panorama mode is very good! It stitches everything together very nicely, but the 3D mode is OK. The images come out 90% blurry if what you're shooting is moving even a tiny bit or your hand shakes. This means the 3D mode only works very well when everything is still and you're using a tripod.
    The camcorder function is awesome! The video quality is just top notch and matches my big HD camcorder pound for pound. I also LOVE how you can take a pic while recording at the same time and the recording comes out as if nothing happened. This is a really awesome feature.
    The battery lasts a long time and you can get a very nice high capacity card for not much.
    Overall, as a general camera, and a camcorder, as a camera for easy, quick, and quality regular point and shoot, this is great deal and superb camera. But don't forget that the picture effects are so-so and the 3D is low quality.
  • 2014-08-18 07:00
    Five Stars, brenda neafsey
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    love it
  • 2014-08-10 07:00
    The camera worked well while it lasted... ..., LevinMage
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    The camera worked well while it lasted... which was only for 1.5yrs. I tried replacing the battery, but whatever happened to this camera it is not coming back. I have never had a camera stop working so soon after purchase.
  • 2014-08-05 07:00
    Red colors are too much, Emilio Ariel Burini
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    Pictures are good quality, but tends to get to the red side. not good colors. Very good zoom.
  • 2014-08-02 07:00
    Five Stars, Laramie
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    Takes great pics!
  • 2014-08-01 07:00
    Five Stars, Ty
    Love it.
  • 2014-08-01 07:00
    Five Stars, T.W.
    Love it.
  • 2014-07-27 07:00
    Doesn't compare with Canon or Nikon, cbones
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    If you have ever owned a Canon or Nikon, you will not be impressed with the photos from this camera. What I learned here is that the megapixel count actually means very little. My 7 megapixel compact Canon from 2007 took way better/clearer photos than this camera. The Sony has got some cool features, but if you're looking for an upgrade from your camera phone, I would stick with Nikon or Canon.
  • 2014-07-18 07:00
    Five Stars, A Customer
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    muy buena camara
  • 2014-07-18 07:00
    An affordable, functional camera that will do what you need and more, A Customer
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    After an ex decided to help himself to a significantly more expensive camera I owned in the process of a breakup, I replaced it with this puppy. It's affordable, does the job, does not require reading instructions if you are at all tech savvy, and all of my pictures and videos turn out better than expected. Love it. Great for travel. I've had it 2 years now and it still holds up. No complaints.
  • 2014-07-18 07:00
    Five Stars, Yeison B.
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    muy buena camara
  • 2014-07-18 07:00
    An affordable, functional camera that will do what you need and more, Beegirl
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    After an ex decided to help himself to a significantly more expensive camera I owned in the process of a breakup, I replaced it with this puppy. It's affordable, does the job, does not require reading instructions if you are at all tech savvy, and all of my pictures and videos turn out better than expected. Love it. Great for travel. I've had it 2 years now and it still holds up. No complaints.
  • 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, A Customer
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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.
  • 2014-07-10 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.