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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)

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  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 5X optical zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video Capability
  • HD Compatible
  • Touch Sensitive Screen
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 0.8 x 2 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006K55432
  • Item model number: DSCWX70/B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,173 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 20, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD

WX70
  • 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Clear Image Zoom captures realistic detailed images
  • Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies1
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies
  • 3.0-inch LCD touch screen for easy focus selection and photo viewing
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode3
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode for one shot landscapes in high resolution
  • Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos















Experience a performance powerhouse in a compact camera with the Sony DSC-WX70. Its 16.2MP CMOS sensor and 5X optical optical/10X Clear Zoom lens with improved Active Optical Stabilization captures detailed photos and Full HD 1080/60i videos. Easily use its 3.0-inch Xtra Fine Touch Screen LCD to glide through menus and preview live Picture Effects.


Key Features

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16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor

The Sony DSC-WX70 features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.

Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom

Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

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 with up to 10fps

Capture full 16.2 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.

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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.

3.0-inch LCD touchscreen

The 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display (921K dots) with touch screen makes it easy to glide through menus and preview live

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Picture Effects. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

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.

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.

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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.

Picture Effect for more expressive photos

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.

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Superior Auto mode

Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The DSC-WX70 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. 

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Face Detection technology

Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.


Smile Shutter technology

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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 andindicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now 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.

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.

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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 (iSCN) Mode

Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, 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 with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.

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Natural Flash

Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.

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.

Sweep Multi Angle mode

In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the DSC-WX70 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.

Product Description

The power-packed, ultra-compact WX70 Cyber-shot camera comes with an amazing 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor made for capturing gorgeous images, even in low lighting situations. Combat camera shake with improved Active Optical Stabilization which works perfectly with 5x optical zoom or 10x Clear Image zoom to ensure delightfully detailed photos and rich Full HD 1080/60i video. Glide through menus with ease and preview live picture effects on the generously sized 3.0-inch Xtra Fine touch screen LCD.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Carson on June 24, 2013
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I used credit from squaretrade to get this when my other camera died. This is a nice little camera, with two flaws. If you want to take widscreen (15:9) pictures, it will only take them at 12 megapixels and not 16. You have to take fullscreen photos at 16mp. The other thing, is the touchscreen. The touchscreen replaces stuff that really needs like a dial to quickly set like the picture mode and so on, instead of fumbling around with the touchscreen all the while what you were trying to take a picture of is gone or changed.

They could have made the interface much better but, it works, and I suppose you can get used to it. As for the 3D, I took a 3D picture, plugged it up to my TV, which detected the 3D, but there was not a 3D effect at any kind. I have a vizio passive 3D TV. Anyway, it could not have been that good of 3D regardless with only one lens, must be some kind of fake 3D effect.

I will be keeping this camera regardless of the shortcomings, because it feels nice, has a large screen, photo effects, and it takes good pictures.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nick on March 9, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Ranked in the top 5 on consumer reports and for only $150. Great deal and the camera takes great pics.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard E. Jones on March 14, 2013
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I have five pocket cameras. This is the smallest and is my favorite. I had to give up a little on the zoom but intakes great pictures and is so convenient. It's the perfect travel and family camera
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By NC State Karen on April 27, 2013
Color Name: Violet Verified Purchase
There are a number of technical reviews of this camera that were very helpful to me in purchasing this camera. I thought I would speak more to the use of it.

I had the previous version of this camera, as did my husband. It had a toggle switch to go from photo to panorama to video. On both cameras, the toggle switch broke. This camera has the movie switch on the screen. So it is not a physical switch. That seems like a great improvement since both of ours broke. The only problem I have found is that I push movie and nothing happens. It takes several times to activate the video, which means I often miss the beginning of what I want to tape. I also have trouble turning it off (but have found if I just turn the camera off, that take care of it - which I do when taping my kids on an amusement park ride that I am riding, too). I have bee working with it for weeks & it still doesn't seem to help. It is faster than the toggle switch was, but still a lower than I would like.

I also wanted to mention that this one uses a different size charger port than the previous version of this camera. So your old charger/UBS port cables won't work on this one. Luckily, my cell phone charger is the same, so I have been able to use that to charge & keep the download cord on my PC.

My only other suggestion would be for it to have a force flash. It seems to take better photos when the flash goes, regardless of the light. It only has auto & no flash. It was the same of the old camera.

Overall, I have been very pleased with the photos & video.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amrita Kapoor on August 14, 2013
Color Name: Pink Verified Purchase
I bought the DSC WX70 as my Nikon Coolpix had a shutter problem, as a fill in as I was travelling but was pleasantly surprised because its really a great camera and truly VFM. It is very compact, the auto focus is great and fast, a true point and shoot. The video quality is great including the audio. The only thing which is a very minor problem is the touch screen interface which is a little slow and the night pics are ok not great, though still better than other cameras of the same genre. I so do recommend it as a "capture that moment in a flash" camera.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Harris on July 30, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a great camera...I highly recommend it. The zoom is wonderful, and the pictures are crisp and clear. SOMETHING EXPECIALLY GREAT ABOUT THIS CAMERA IS THE BATTERY LIFE. I shot 225 pictures over a 12 hour period and still had one bar left on the battery charged indicator. I highly recommend this as a great camera. It is very small, but has a large screen to view pictures and works even in the brightest of sunlight. There is nothing to learn, or very little. Charge it and use it.I bought this based on a Consumer Reports recommendation and they were right!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Roach on August 15, 2013
Color Name: Violet Verified Purchase
This camera worked out to be a great vacation camera. small enough for a front pocket. enough pixels for great photos. hard to see screen outdoors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon customer on August 9, 2013
Color Name: Violet Verified Purchase
This camera broke after a month. It would not charge or work, and the lens was stuck open. I called Sony for help and they are having me send it back for repairs, but they are not paying for shipping and they are having me jump through many hoops to get it repaired. I have no issue with the Amazon service, which was fine, but I would get a different camera.
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