Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 Review

4.0
July 18, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Lens
Optical Zoom 5x
Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 20x (Total)
Smart Zoom up to 36x (with VGA)
F 2.6-6.3
Focal Length (f= mm) 4.5-22.5
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) 25-125
Macro (cm) iAuto(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(3.28') to Infinity)
Filter Diameter (mm) NO
Conversion Lens compatibility NO
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens YES
Sony G NO
Image Sensory
CCD Type Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches) 1/2.3 type(7.77mm)
Camera
Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 16.2
Bionz Processor YES
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
Soft Skin Mode YES
Background Defocus YES
Backlight Correction 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
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, 1/3EV step
White Balance Auto (intelligent), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set
Automatic White Balance YES (Intelligent)
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) YES (Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200)
Scene Selection 11 modes (Auto / Twilight / Twilite Portrait / Backlight / Backlight Portrait /Landscape / Macro / Portrait / Infant / Spotlight / Lowlight)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
SteadyShot
SteadyShot capability YES
Optical SteadyShot capability YES
Auto Focus System
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Built-In-Flash
Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
Pre-flash YES
Red-Eye Correction Auto / On / Off
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto: Approx.0.05-Approx.5.3m(Approx.0.02'-Approx.17.48')(W) / Approx.1.0-Approx.2.2 m(Approx.3.34'-Approx.7.26')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.5m(Approx.24.74')(W) / Approx.3.2m(Approx.10.6')(T)
LCD/ Viewfinder
LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.0cm (2.8type)
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. 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)
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 (16M 4608 x 3456) YES
Still Image size (14M 4320 x 3240) NO
Still Image size (13M 4224 x 3168) NO
Still Image size (12M 4000 x 3000) NO
Still Image size (10M 3648 x 2736) YES
Still Image size (9.0M, 3456 x 2592) NO
Still Image size (8.0M, 3264 x 2448) NO
Still Image size (7.2M 3072 x 2304) NO
Still Image size (5.0M, 2592 x 1944) YES
Still Image size (3.1M, 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, 4,320 x 2,432) NO
Still Image size (16:9 mode, 4000 x 2248) NO
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(221deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(152deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(164deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(114deg) / 1,920 x 1,080(60deg) / 10,480 x 4,096(172deg)
3D Panorama 7,152 x 1,080(221deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(152deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(164deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(114deg)
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.24Mbps(Average bit-rate)) YES
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 Under 16M(4,608 x 3,456)
Slideshow Playback YES
Slideshow with Music YES
Slideshow Movie YES
Trimming YES
Playback Zoom YES (8x)
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) NO
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge NO
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) tbd
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian
Jacks
Multi use Terminal with HD Type3b, AV(SD)/USB/DCIN
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. 120g (4.2oz.)
Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 103g (4.7oz.)
Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser (Windows only)
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BN1), USB Charger (AC-UB10/10B), USB Cable, AC Adapter, Wrist strap, CD-ROM
Dimensions
Width (mm) 92.2
Height (mm) 51.9
Depth (mm) 19.1

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