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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)

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  • 18.2 megapixels "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance
  • 10X optical zoom plus 20X Clear Image zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • High speed AF improves focus speed
  • Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
  • 18.2 megapixels "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance
  • 10X optical zoom plus 20X Clear Image zoom,3.0-inch LCD
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video Capability
  • DC in Jack
  • HD Compatible
  • 3D Compatiblity

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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.6 x 2.1 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006K553QA
  • Item model number: DSCWX150/B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (579 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,390 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at February 27, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Sony make . believe

Focus faster, day or night, with the slim Sony® DSC-WX150. Its sensitive 18.2MP
sensor and wide-angle, ultra-stabilized 10X Optical/20X Clear Image zoom
capture stunning images as well as AVCHD™ 1080/60i videos.
18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor High Speed Auto Focus Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels more than other sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.
Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image.

Pixel Power
With an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, capture high-resolution images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Sony G lens. More pixels means you can enlarge, zoom in and crop your photos without losing detail. Advanced processing reduces noise and graininess for incredibly crisp, clear images—even in low-light conditions.
Focus Faster
Focusing is faster than ever thanks to the collaboration of four technologies: an advanced Sony G lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, a newly-developed BIONZ® image processor and optimized focus processing. The result? Tack-sharp focus in as little as 0.1 seconds, so you never miss a shot.
20x Clear Image Zoom
Zoom in close for great sports, wildlife and travel photos. The WX150 combines 10x optical zoom with Clear Image digital zoom technology to offer 20x total zoom. Powerful By Pixel Super Resolution processing technology reduces graininess for crisper, more realistic, higher-quality images—even in close-ups.
Amazing HD Movies
Record crystal-clear movies at the highest resolution available with Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD™ video capture.1 Stunning, fast-motion video with reduced distortion looks great when played on your HDTV.2 Notice a perfect photo opp while shooting video? With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Never Miss a Moment
Capture up to 10 frames per second at full 18.2MP resolution. The perfect feature for high-speed sports or capturing a unique sequence of photos, no matter how fast the action, you know you'll get the shot. Plus, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects for even crisper, clearer high-speed shots.
Say Goodbye to Blur
Don't let a not-so-steady hand prevent you from capturing the moment. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Get sharp, blur-free footage in otherwise unsteady situations, like shooting video while walking.

Product description and full feature list
Explore the full range of features and options below.
18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Sony® G lens.The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels more than other sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.

High speed AF
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor uses its rapid 240fps throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.

Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image. With By Pixel Super Resolution processing, the camera's 10x optical zoom range is extended, allowing full resolution 18.2MP images with a maximum 20x zoom.

Full HD 1080/60i
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video.1 This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.

Capture the decisive
moment - up to 10fps

Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.

Optical SteadyShot™
with Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode for
blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization. Now it's easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand
while walking.

3D still image and
3D Sweep Panorama™ mode3

Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.

Picture Effect
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.

Intelligent Sweep
Panorama™ HR mode

With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and
let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.

Background Defocus
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.

Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.

Photo Creativity
Photo Creativity Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.

Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.

Natural Flash
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.

Motion Detection
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.

Anti-blink Function
It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.

Soft Skin mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.

Intelligent Scene Recognition mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo.

Sweep Multi Angle™ mode
In Sweep Multi Angle™ mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera's Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera's LCD.

1. Records in 29 minute segments

2. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately

3. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold separately.

© 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Cyber-shot, Optical SteadyShot, BIONZ, Smile Shutter, Sweep Panorama, Sweep Multi Angle, Exmor, and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.




InfoLITHIUM® G Type Rechargeable Battery
3.6V typ. 3.4Wh (960mAh)



LITHIUM Ion N Type Rechargeable Battery
3.6V typ. 2.3Wh (630mAh)



LITHIUM Ion X Type Rechargeable Battery
3.6V typ. 4.5Wh (1240mAh)



InfoLITHIUM H-Series Rechargeable Battery
6.8V typ. 6.1Wh (900mAh)

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Product Description

Focus faster day or night with this slim Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 digital camera. High speed AF dramatically improves speed and accuracy, while 10X optical and 20X Clear Image zoom gets you close enough to capture every ounce of the action. Boasting an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, exceptional low-light performance is yours while shooting high-resolution photos or Full HD 1080/60i videos (records in 29-minute segments). And with the ability to shoot up to 10 frames per second (fps), you'll be sure to capture the fleeting moments that other cameras miss.What's in the box: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Digital Camera (Black), NP-BN Battery, ACUB10 AC Adapter, Micro USB Cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual and 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have also some Sony stuff such as YV, DVD…in my opinion: if it is made in Japan (or Maysia), the quality is good, if made in China hahahahah, hard to say something . a… Read more ›
We went to Europe and when I asked to other hotel guests to take a picture of the family, they…It's very little (light) and very thin, but the picture quality is superb. Read more ›
My SC DSC-W730 lasted the longest of my digital cameras (almost 4 years) and until the last month of it's life every…Action shots, still shots, the photos were amazing. I… Read more ›
This is a wonderful camera. The pictures are so good, that a family member used the photos of artwork to post on a site that sold his paintings. The site uses these photos… Read more ›
It is the best digital camera I've had to…The pictures are great, the zoom quality is amazing, and I love that you can video and capture still pictures at the same time. Read more ›
It takes great pictures and easily uploads to your computer. If you're looking for a compact camera that takes good pictures and is simple to use, this is a great choice. Read more ›
This model is extremly easy to use. With good features. Read more ›
Purchased this camera to go on vacation as something light. All the features are great. Sometimes it gets difficult to get to all of them. Read more ›
The lensis great & the zoom is really good especially in natural light. The new features are great. Overall thus is a great camera to buy! Read more ›
Not having to make sure you have 2 or 4 lenses you want ...etc., You can not use…But posting pics from parties or gatherings or even just shooting the sun setting is easy. Read more ›
I love that the shutter snaps immeidately when I press the button (no delay). Controls and settings are easy to use. Read more ›
Low light performance vastly superior to previous. HD 1080 function is of amazing quality for this low price - even in low light and while varying zoom. Blur suppression… Read more ›
This is a great little camera. It takes sharp pictures and is easy to use. I have had it over a year and still love it. Read more ›
The picture quality is fantastic, the zoom is really impressive and the newer model has WiFi capabilities. It's very easy to use, I highly recommend this camera! Read more ›
Good quality picture, easy to use. The night light picture not what I expected. Read more ›
I was so glad I did as the quality is much better than what I get from my phone. Very easy to use. Read more ›
I was expecting too much from such a small camera. My iPhone is easier to operate and has much better quality. Read more ›
This is a great little camera with a lot of power and easy to use. Very good picture quality, etc. Read more ›
this camera was easy to use out of the box- takes good pictures and I like the…The video camera button takes a little getting used to but the videos are also good quality. Read more ›
It is small and fast camera, great photo and superb video quality. The video stabilization works great, you can walk while recording video and the result will surprise you. I… Read more ›
I Absolutely love this camera especially panorama mode. Video is nice but take a lot of space of my memory. Read more ›
This camera was really a good deal,I bought it for just 159 dollars and it is very good quality. The video is great. It does take nice pics. Read more ›
This is so tiny I can keep it in my pocket wherever I am and take decent shots. Even works in low-light environments, and video is good. Read more ›
Takes wonderful pictures with and without flash and especially in low light situations the pics are clear and great. Video quality is good too but sound is low in my opinion. Read more ›
Multiple settings allow wide range of pictures under almost any condition. Zoom works well and camera very easy to carry. Read more ›
An amazing little camera. 18 mp and the zoom works well keeping the picture clean and clear. The controls are so easy to learn and use. Read more ›
This camera takes great photos and the zoom is pretty good! The controls are easy for me to go through without it asking 5 minutes to change something. Read more ›
3. I purchased the Blue one and the color is an awesome Blue / both my friends love…4. The zoom is great, you have to be steady and it takes great pictures when zoomed out. Read more ›
The video is much better. The 10X zoom is convenient. But the camera is not all that fast. Read more ›
First of all, delivery was great it came in perfect conditions. In action the camera does its job zooming is awesome optical and digita. Low light pictures are ok. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

589 of 602 people found the following review helpful By Fair Minded Guy on May 27, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
If you are a photo-purist, you will not like this camera. It does not take RAW images; there are no manual exposure controls (other than the ISO setting); and it lacks both a manual focus ring and the ability to switch-out $1,500 lenses. Add to this the fact that the camera applies a degree of in-camera processing to every shot taken and you pixel-peeping people will be outraged at the result when your images are blown-up to the football-field proportions that 18.2 megapixels affords. Maybe a D3 is the camera you need after all? Similarly, you geeky folks that wax lyrical of bells and whistles will be disappointed to learn that this camera does not do wi-fi, does not contain a GPS and, so far, I have not discovered any way to use it for sending text messages.

If, on the other hand, like me, you accept up-front that the WX150 purports to be nothing more than a darn good 'point and shoot' camera, you will not be disappointed. The stats are there for all to see and, in the two weeks I have owned and used this camera, I have been more than happy with the performance. What is not there to see so obviously on is that this camera feels sturdy and well-built, yet is small enough to fit into a cigarette packet. Battery life is excellent (250+ photos per charge, even with the $5.00 look-alike batteries); there is no (yes zero!) noticeable shutter-lag when not using the flash; and it is blazingly fast (getting from switch-on to 'ready' probably takes less than 2 seconds and when zooming/focusing it is almost instantaneous, rivaling DSLR's).

Having switched off the battery-saving 'eco' option (which, in the default mode, annoyingly shuts-down the camera after one minute if no settings are changed) I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the WX150 at this stage.
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327 of 338 people found the following review helpful By B. Wueste on May 14, 2012
Color Name: Black
If you're still using a point and shoot camera that's more than a few years old and you're tired of pushing the button and holding it down waiting forever for the damn thing to take a picture then this is a great next camera for you.

Our old digital camera was fine for throwing in our pocket when we went on trips, but the shutter delay was so horrible that we'd miss fast paced moments or people would get tired of smiling as they hold a pose anxiously waiting for that flash. We had a few trips planned this summer and wanted an upgrade that would take clearer faster pictures generally for photo books and online viewing.

I did TONS of research online and got all tangled up in megapixels and optical zoom and features that I probably would never use anyway. I'm not advanced enough to move up to a SLR camera, but I wanted something that was a step up from the camera I have now. After getting dizzy from all the online reviews I finally just went to some big box stores and played around with the cameras on display. I used them like I would use them on a trip and I even brought along my wife to make sure that she was comfortable using it.

Based on the reviews I was all set to buy a Panasonic Lumix model, but there were too many dials and settings and it wasn't user friendly when actually holding and playing with the camera. I honestly hadn't even seen a review for this Sony WX150 camera, but it was so easy to use and was much smaller than some of the other "travel zoom" cameras. It has three basic modes that you could easily toggle with a button - camera, movie and panorama.

Camera is where you spend most of your time and on here 95% of the time we live it on "auto". There are several scenes you can select if you want to optimize something for a specific setting.
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127 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Tarra Grammenos on June 12, 2012
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
If you're reading this review, chances are you're researching and shopping around for a camera. I did the same thing for over a year (no even kidding). I had my heart set on a Canon because every person at Best Buy pointed me in that direction. Here were my wants:
Long zoom
Light weight and small
Cool color
Easy to use - I wanted a point-and-shoot... I wanted to do exactly what it said in the title... point... and shoot. Not point, adjust, move, zoom, adjust, tweak, change color, move a few steps, and finally shoot. No thanks.

I seriously had my heart set on a Canon until I walked into National Camera Exchange in Edina and the sales guy showed me the Canons, said they were great cameras but wait... have you checked out this Sony? Again, I was stubborn but decided to check it out. The guy literally spent a half hour with me trying to sway me away from the Canon and towards the Sony. I'm SO glad he did. Sony has a 10 times zoom - the Canon only had a 5 or 8, its much lighter and smaller, so much easier to use, really quick - I can point... oh and look at that - I can shoot! And it turns out awesome! Have you used panoramic before? It sold me! I just got back from Hawaii (the reason I bought the camera) and it took AMAZING pictures of ocean, beaches, rocks, ohhhh amazing. The picture looked better than it did in real life!

I know the other reviews on here have given the camera a 5 star and I did too but coming from someone who: A. I'm cheap. Spending 250 bucks on anything is a lot to me. B: I used my iPod touch camera for a while... apparently my standards aren't that high. C. I'm stubborn and for a year thought I wanted a Canon. Turns out I didn't. D. I listened to the expert at the store - he wasn't a Sony rep, he wasn't on commission - he sold me the camera he thought fit me the best and gave me the best 'bang for my buck' as I told him I wanted. Well done, sir, well done.

You won't regret the camera =)
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