Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Review

January 10, 2011 | Gavin Stoker | |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5.

Canon Digital IXUS 210

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The Canon Digital IXUS 210 (also called the Canon Powershot SD3500 IS) joins the small but growing band of cameras that offer a graceful touch-screen interface rather than a cluttered collection of external controls. Almost every aspect of the IXUS 210's operation can be controlled by interacting with the massive and high-res 3.5 inch LCD screen that dominates the rear of the camera. Other standout features include 14 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 24mm wide-angle setting, and 720p HD movie recording. Mark Goldstein gets all touchy-feely with Canon's second touch screen camera in our Canon Digital IXUS 210 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 Real 3D W3

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Fujfilm blazed a trail last year with the World's first 3D camera, the Real 3D W1, which didn't require glasses to view the 3D images. Now the new Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 has been released, which boasts 3D HD movies with stereo sound, a bigger and better 3.5 inch screen and a much smaller and more stylish body. The W3 still doubles up as a perfectly functional 2D point and shoot camera too. With the recent advent of more "affordable" 3D TVs, has the Real 3D W3's time finally arrived? Read our expert Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 review to find out.

Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR is a fashion-concious compact camera with a massive touchscreen LCD, 12 megapixel EXR sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. The Z800EXR also features a hybrid auto-focus system that switches between traditional contrast AF and a quicker phase detection AF system, as used in DSLR cameras and its big brother, the F300EXR. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR review to find out if it's the perfect match of form and function...

Nikon Coolpix S5100

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The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is a stylish new budget point-and-shoot camera. The S5100 offers a compact body, 12 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Read our expert review of the Nikon Coolpix S5100.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 is an advanced compact camera which features a touch-screen interface, 1080i HD movies, and full creative control over exposure. Also on offer are a bright f/2.2, 5x zoom lens and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 review complete with sample images and video.

Pentax Optio H90

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Cheap doesn't necessarily mean nasty, and that's certainly the case with the Pentax Optio H90 camera. Simplistically yet stylishly designed, with a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD, 5x zoom lens and 720p HD movies, the Pentax H90 certainly won't break the bank at just £129.99 / $179.95. Read our Pentax Optio H90 review to find out if this budget shooter stands out from the crowd...

Samsung ST100

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The Samsung ST100 is a new Dual View camera with not one but two LCD screens, the usual one on the back and a smaller one on the front that makes it easy to get everyone in the picture. The 14 megapixel ST100's rear LCD is a large 3.5 inch touch-screen affair with a Smart Gesture User Interface, and it also offers a 5x optical inner zoom lens and 720p video recording. Read our Samsung ST100 review to find out if two screens really are better than one...

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