Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 Review

4.5
November 19, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1.

Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS

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Canon have entered the touch-screen camera market with their first ever interactive compact, the new Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS (also called the PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH). The 3 inch LCD screen can be used to focus on the main subject, set the camera options and playback your images. In addition to getting all touch-feely, the Canon IXUS 200 also offers a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixels and 720p HD video. Available in a variety of colours for around £329.00 / $329 / €379.00, Gavin Stoker gets to grips with the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS.

Canon PowerShot S90

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The new Canon PowerShot S90 compact camera offers a lot of DSLR functionality in a pocketable format. Support for the RAW format, full range of manual shooting modes, and a fast f/2.0 lens should grab any keen photographer's attention, especially as the Canon S90 can easily slip inside a shirt pocket. This seemingly winning combination of size and features doesn't come cheap though - £449.00 / €519.00 / $429.99 is an awful lot to ask for what is after all still a camera with a tiny image sensor. Gavin Stoker sizes up the Canon PowerShot S90 in our latest expert review...

Casio EX-FC100

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The new Casio EX-FC100 is the fastest digital camera in town, capable of taking 30 six megapixel images in just a single second. The diminutive, well-built EXFC100 has a wealth of high-speed modes, including pre-recording images before you've even pressed the shutter button, and combining images to help eliminate camera shake in low light conditions. Video is also one of the Casio EX FC100's strong points, with 720p HD footage and 1000fps, super-slow-motion movies on offer. This 9 megapixel model is also a very capable still camera, with a 2.7 inch LCD screen and 5x optical zoom lens. With an official list price of $399.99 / £349.99, the Casio EX-FC100 is an expensive point and shoot - read our in-depth review with sample images, videos and more to find out if it makes the grade.

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

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The Fujifilm Finepix F200EXR is potentially one of the most revolutionary cameras of 2009. It features Fujifilm's innocuous sounding EXR technology, which rather cleverly turns the Fuji F200 into three cameras in one. The first EXR mode shoots a high-res 12 megapixel picture, the second takes a 6 megapixel photo with less noise, and the third combines two 6 megapixel images taken at different exposures to capture more dynamic range. Does Fujifilm's brave attempt to concentrate on image quality rather than more megapixels pay off? Carry on reading our detailed review to find out...

Nikon Coolpix S640

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Frustrated with missing the moment as your camera struggles to keep up with your fast-moving children? Then Nikon may have the answer in the new S640, a small compact camera that boasts DSLR-like focusing and start-up speeds. The Nikon S640 promises to banish those blurry shots forever, whilst also offering 12 megapixels of resolution, a 2.7 inch LCD screen with clearer colours, and a top ISO speed of 6400. The Nikon Coolpix S640 is available in black or silver for $249.95 / £239 / €269. Mark Goldstein tried to keep up with it in our Nikon S640 review...

Olympus FE-5020

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The new Olympus FE-5020 is an affordable yet stylish entry-level compact digital camera, with an intriguing 24mm, 5x wide-angle zoom lens that matches recent cameras from the likes of Panasonic and Casio. A range of so-called Magic Filters are available to instantly jazz up your photos, whilst the Olympus 5020 also features a 2.7 inch LCD screen, hand-holding i-Auto mode for beginners, and a 12 megapixel sensor. Gavin Stoker discovers if the Olympus FE5020 is worth its £169 / $160 price-tag...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 is an unassuming new point-and-shoot ultra-compact camera with an incredible 8x zoom lens. Offering a versatile focal range of 25-200mm, the new ZX1 (also known as the DMC-ZR1) is still just 25mm thick and weighs less than 140g. With HD video, fast auto-focus and Panasonic's proven Intelligent Auto system, we find out if the Panasonic DMC-ZX1 is the ultimate family compact in our latest in-depth camera review.

Pentax Optio P70

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The Pentax Optio P70 is an affordable point-and-shoot camera that's super-slim, light-weight and good to look at. Firmly aimed at the beginner, the 12 megapixel Pentax P70 features a 2.7 inch screen, 4x zoom lens with wide-angle 27.5mm setting, and a wealth of auto and scene modes. Competitively priced at £179.99 / $199.99, does the Pentax P70's performance match its good looks? Read our expert review to find out...

Ricoh CX2

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Just 6 months on from its already very capable predecessor, the Ricoh CX2 enters the competitive travel-zoom camera category with a new 10.7x, 28-300mm zoom lens. Other improvements include even faster 5fps burst shooting, new Pre-AF and Continuous AF focus modes, several extra scene settings, and improved face recognition. The Ricoh CX2 also features the same 3 inch HVGA LCD screen, 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, CCD-shift vibration correction system and fast operation as the CX1. Read our in-depth Ricoh CX2 review to find out if it's a worthy update...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a small, stylish and svelte pocket camera with a twist - it delivers excellent image quality in almost any situation. With Sony's new Exmor-R sensor at its heart, the TX1 takes great pictures in all lighting conditions, and thanks to its amazing 10fps burst mode, it can keep up with the action too. Other key features include touch-sensitive operation via the 3 inch LCD screen, innovative Sweep Panorama mode, a 4x zoom lens and ISO range of 100-3200. We find out if the Sony TX1 strikes the right balance between form and function in our latest expert review.

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