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

  • 2014-07-27 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.
  • 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, A Customer
    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
  • 2014-06-22 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.