Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Review

4.5
January 10, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Lens
Optical Zoom 5x
Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 10x(Total)
Smart Zoom up to 31x (with VGA)
F 2.4-5.9
Focal Length (f= mm) 4.25-21.25
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 24-120
Macro (cm) W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.90cm(2.95') to Infinity
Filter Diameter (mm) NO
Conversion Lens compatibility NO
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens NO
Sony G YES
Image Sensory
CCD Type Exmor™ R CMOS sensor
Size (Inches) 1/2.3 type(7.81mm)
Camera
Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 12.2
Bionz Processor YES
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
Sweep Panorama NO
Intelligent Sweep Panorama YES
Underwater Sweep Panorama NO
3D Sweep Panorama YES
Clear RAW NR YES
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) 9 points(Under Face Undetected)
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) YES
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) NO
Manual Focus NO
Focus Preset NO
Focus Preset (m) NO
Tracking Focus YES
Aperture Auto Mode YES
Aperture Priority Mode NO
Aperture Manual Mode NO
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) iAuto(2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,600)
NR Slow Shutter 1 / 3sec or slower
Hand Shake Alert YES
Exposure Control +/- 2.0EV, 1/ 3 EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set
Automatic White Balance (Under water) YES
Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
Light Metering (Spot) YES
Sharpness Setting NO
Saturation Setting NO
Contrast Setting NO
ISO Sensitivity (REI) Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Scene Selection 8 modes (Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Twilight using a tripod / Backlight / Backlight Portrait / Landscape / Macro / Portrait)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto: Approx.0.2-Approx.5.1m(Approx.0.66'-Approx.16.73')(W) / Approx.0.9-Approx.2.1m(Approx.2.95'-Approx.6.89')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0m(Approx32.81')(W) / Approx.4.1m(Approx13.45')(T)
Pre-flash YES
Red-eye Reduction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES
Super SteadyShot
Super SteadyShot capability NO
SteadyShot capability NO
Optical SteadyShot capability YES
Auto Focus System
AF Illuminator YES
Built-In-Flash
Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
Red-Eye Reduction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES
LCD/ Viewfinder
LCD Screen Size 7.0cm / 2.8"
LCD Total Dots Number 460.800
LCD Monitor Type TFT
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
Optical Viewfinder NO
Electrical Viewfinder NO
Recording
Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo(still only), Memory Stick PRO Duo™(Mark2 only for movie). Memory Stick PRO Duo™ High Speed (Still only and no Speed Advantage), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ (No Speed Advantage)
Recording Media-II SD Memory Card(Class4 or Higher for movie), SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class4 or Higher for movie), Internal memory (32MB)
Recording Format JPEG
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) Approx. 10 fps(10 shots)
Burst Interval (approximately sec) Approx. 0.1 sec.(10 shots)
Still Image size (14 Mega 4320 x 3240) NO
Still Image size (13 Mega 4224 x 3168) NO
Still Image size (12 Mega 4000 x 3000) YES
Still Image size (10 Mega 3648 x 2736) NO
Still Image size (9.0 Mega, 3456 x 2592) NO
Still Image size (8.0 Mega, 3264 x 2448) YES
Still Image size (7.2 Mega 3072 x 2304) NO
Still Image size (5.0 Mega, 2592 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (3.1 Mega, 2048 x 1536) NO
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 1920 x 1080) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4320 x 2432) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248) YES
Still Image size (3:2 mode, 4000 x 2672) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3648 x 2432) NO
Still Image size (3:2 mode 3456 x 2304) NO
2D Panorama 7,152 x 1,080(295deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(202deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(203deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(142deg)
3D Panorama 7,152 x 1,080(295deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(202deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(203deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(142deg) / 1,920 x 1080(79deg)
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Fine Approx.9Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (1280x720 30fps Standard Approx.6Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (640x480 30fps Approx.3Mbps) NO
Moving Image Size (320x240 30fps) NO
Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50i, Interlace) Approx.17Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES
Moving Image Size (AVCHD 1440 x 1080(50i, Interlace) Approx.9Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES
Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 1440 x 1080 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.12Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES
Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 1280 x 720 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.6Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES
Moving Image Size (MP4/AVI 640 x 480 Approx.25fps Progressive) Approx.3Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES
Playback/ Edit
HD (High Definition) Playback YES
Slideshow Playback YES
Slideshow with Music YES
Slideshow Movie YES
Trimming YES
Playback Zoom YES
Divide (MPEG) NO
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Index Playback 16 / 25 images (Date / Folder-Still / Folder-MP4 / AVCHD)
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
Auto grouping and & Best Picture Recognition YES
General
Battery Remaining Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
Exposure Warning Indicator YES
Disk / Memory Stick remaining indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) YES
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge NO
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) 1.8
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian
>Jacks
Multi use Terminal with HD Type3, AV (SD/HD Component*5)/ USB / DCIN*5
Multi use Terminal YES
AV Out NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
Power/ Others
Battery System Lithium N
Supplied Battery NP-BN1
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition 230 shots, 115min (CIPA standard with LCD screen on)
Battery for Clock Manganese-Lithium (MS614SE)
Weight (g) Approx. 130 (4.6oz.)
Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 146 (5.2oz.)
Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser Ver.5.3(Windows only)
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BN1),Battery Charger, Multi Connector Cable (USB, AV), Power Cord, Wrist Strap, CD-ROM
Dimensions
Width (mm) 91.7
Height (mm) 51.9
Depth (mm) 21.5

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hd video, hd, compact, review, 12 megapixel, beginner, full hd, 5x zoom, 1080i, 2.8 inch LCD, 5x, 5x lens, Sony WX5, Sony DSC-WX5, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5, dsc-wx5, wx5

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