Sony 12.2 Megapixels Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Review by TR With Rating 8/102011-02-23 03:10 | Source
On July 7 2010, Sony announced three new digital compact cameras - the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5, DSC-TX9 and DSC-T99 digital compacts. The WX5 and TX9 incorporate a 12.2 Megapixels Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor. The WX5 comes with a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens starting at 24mm equivalent and a 2.8-inch LCD, while the TX9 comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD and a 25-100mm equivalent lens. The DSC-T99 features the same lens and body design as the TX9, but a smaller 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD and a 14 Megapixels CCD sensor.
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Sony DSC-WX5 Camera Reviews Roundup
|ePhotoZine: "Whether shooting at the wide-angle or telephoto length the Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor does not disappoint. When viewed at full size there is plenty of detail retained throughout the images and colours are well represented. Photographers who prefer to leave their camera in auto are spoilt by Sony here with a choice of two; superior auto adjustment which shoots sharp images, reduces blur and noise automatically and..." - Jan 18 2011 More »|
|Photography BLOG: "In providing one touch Full HD video recording in stereo and 3D capability (up to a point), the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 offers good value for anyone wanting all the latest must-haves in one pocket sized package that won't cause the bailiffs to come knocking. If it's the 3D facility that's drawing you to the WX5 we'd recommend taking a look also at the Fujifilm W3, which adds on the ability to view the images in..." - Jan 11 2011 More »|
|Imaging Resource: "Both the wide-angle and telephoto zoom settings of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 show minor blurring in the corners of the frame compared to what we see at center. At wide-angle, though blurring isn't overly strong, it does extend further into the main image area than average. Still, very good corner sharpness for a 24-120mm eq. lens in a compact digicam. Overall color is fairly good, though bright yellows are so..." - Nov 30 2010 More »|
|CNET: "The WX5 shoots 1080i movies, rather than the 720p films more regularly captured by cameras in this price bracket. It offers stereo sound and its own one-touch video-record button. HDMI connectivity is provided via a port hidden under a plastic flap on the camera's side. We were pleased to discover that the 5x optical zoom can also be adjusted during recording, with any mechanical noise proving almost unnoticeable.&n..." - Nov 24 2010 More »|
Sony DSC-WX5 Camera Recent User Reviews
- Jan 21 2012 has returned 2 times with problem "turn the power off and on again", GK
Bought this during 11/2010. picture quality, ease of use are OK. But has this problem of "turn the power off and on again". I have to mail it back to Sony and sony did repair it and mailed back to me. Again after 2 months (this is too bad, in the midst of a vacation) gave exactly same problem. Mailed this again, not sure if they will repair again for free this time as it is...
- Jan 21 2012 has returned 2 times with "turn the power off and on again", GK
Bought this during Dec/2010. picture quality, easy to use are OK. but has this problem of "turn the power off and on again" problem after 10 months. I have to mail it back to Sony and sony did reapir it and mailed back to me. Again after 2 months (during a vacation too bad) gave exactly same problem....
- Dec 21 2011 Some shortfalls, Average consumer
Negatives: -image stabilizer is a little weak for video, when you start to zoom in or out it causes the lens to jerk or twitch because of the slight play in the mechanism -despite the good lcd resolution it's a little difficult to tell if you are focusing properly -battery life is kind of short, and if you turn the dial to video mode the stabilizer runs full time...
- Dec 16 2011 camera, Thunder Thighs "adventure seeker"
This is my second purchase of this camera. I have two daughters who love the quality of pictures that this camera takes. It is expensive but well worth the money. I also give high praise to the customer service that I received from Sony!!!! That means a great deal to me....