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Sony DSC-WX5 WX Series Exmor R CMOS Sensor

by Sony

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  • 12.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor
  • Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots with 3D Sweep Panorama
  • 24mm (35mm equiv) professional wide angle G Lens
  • 1080i AVCHD Movie records high-quality HD movies
  • Includes camera, rechargeable battery, wrist strap, battery charger, paint pen, multi-connector cable, and CD-ROM
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2 x 5.6 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003VCEDR0
  • Item model number: DSC-WX5
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,549 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 9, 2010

Product Description

Pictures that you could only imagine are now possible with the DSC-WX5. It starts with the outstanding low-light performance of Sony's "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Amazing features like Superior Auto and Background Defocus make it easy to get the best shot. There's even 3D Sweep Panorama8 and Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD movies.7

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 star
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1 star
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Some noise in low light photos.
geekmeister
For those looking for a point and shoot without a whole lot of manual controls this is the camera for you.
Alexander Jon
HD video quality is really good.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By geekmeister on November 13, 2010
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This camera is perfect for any parent who wants to preserve their kids' adorable moments for posterity but doesn't want to lug a camcorder around. Being just such a parent I was looking for a pocket camera that could replace my aging and trusty Canon SD870IS (which shoots a perfectly acceptable SD, or standard definition video), but I wanted to start shooting in full 1080P HD (with stereo sound). Until this little SONY camera came along, nothing fit the bill. I purchased this camera the moment it came out on the market (with little or no reviews to fall back on.) I wasn't disappointed. No, this camera is not perfect, but if you are looking to shoot full HD video AND have the camera fit in your pocket, you can't go wrong with Sony DSC-WX5.

Here are some pros and cons:

PROS:

- Shoots very high quality HD 1080p (and 1080i) video. Perfect pocketable HD camcorder replacement.
- Excellent low light video capabilities (almost zero noise in videos).
- Excellent photos in good light (sometimes almost DSLR-like), good in low light (with some noise reduction artifacts).
- Decent optical image stabilizer (but not perfect - keep your camera steady for best shots).
- Beautiful, high-resolution screen (I recommend getting a HARD clear plastic screen protector - the screen seems fragile).
- Metal body (feels very well made)
- Small form factor (this thing is tiny and extremely pocketable!)
- Fast 5X zoom. The zoom toggle is very sensitive and well positioned.
- Great 24mm wide-angle lens that can record wide areas - very rare in video cameras for any price.
- Easy to navigate menus
- Dedicated video recording button (can shoot video no matter the current photo setting). Perfect for catching those unexpected moments.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Svancara on June 8, 2011
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I am an armature photographer who's goal is to capture moments in my life as well as those around me. I hate using flash photography as I want to capture images/video the exact way that it originally appeared to me. For most occasions I use a Canon 20D with a Canon 1.8 50mm prime lens. This setup allows me to capture "moments" in low light, with no flash. However, at time has gone on I have found it rather unrealistic to carry a DSLR with me at all times for various reasons, also I wanted to be able to capture video as well. I did not want to have to carry a separate device in order to capture video as well. So, the next logical conclusion was to look for a point and shoot camera that would perform in low light situations as well as record high quality video as well.

In no particular order I am reviewing all the P&S cameras that I reviewed in their comparable classes. The requirements were 1) To be easily pocketable 2)high performance in low light with no flash 3) record high quality video 4) have reasonable zoom for photos as well as video

P300 - Nikon

This camera is small = very pocket friendly being the third smallest on the list, equipped with a fast lens ie f/1.8, and has good zoom @ 4.2X, video res; 1080p @ 30fps, sensor is CMOS. This camera takes really good low light pictures, the lens and CMOS sensor helps a great deal with this. Also, the P300 takes closer macro pictures than the other cameras as well as a wider angle. However, the video can be choppy/jumpy at times. The P300 scored 3/4 on my scale

S95 - Canon

This camera is still very pocketable, however it is the second smallest on the list. The lens is a f/2.0, zoom @ 3.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rachael on October 28, 2010
This camera is AMAZING. I wanted a camera that was very easy to use, could shoot well in low lighting, and that could take portraits with background blur. This camera does it all with automatic settings! It also performs very well in the automatic mode. It has a lot of different scene options to chose from, and some really awesome features. It is very small, considering what it does. It also has a wide angle lens, which is great for capturing interiors, and a very fast shutter speed. I am so happy I bought it! It's fantastic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Jon on April 1, 2011
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For those looking for a point and shoot without a whole lot of manual controls this is the camera for you. Although like others have mentioned it's not perfect.

PROS
Picture quality - this is what most point and shooters care about. Good looking pictures and this camera delivers
Low light pictures - this camera takes great shots in low light
Clearly explained picture modes - when you rotate the dial to change the picture setting, this camera explains very clearly what the mode you're changing to does, and what it should be used for.

CONS
Battery!!! If you buy this camera do yourself a favor and pick up and extra battery. If you're snap happy you can easily drain the battery in less than a day, if you're on a sight seeing vacation or at a wedding, you'll want to ensure that you have a spare charged battery ready to go.

Processing time - Part of the reason this camera takes such good pictures is it's processing process. However this means that after a shot, the camera can take several seconds to process the picture. When you have a group posing for a picture and you want a second shot it can be a little annoying to have them hold their smiles while the camera puts the previous image together.

The on button - It's a small thing. But the on button can be a little difficult to press. You can get the camera on the first try most of the time, but occasionally you may have to try more than once which can be a little annoying.
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