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State of the art travel zoom,
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This review is from: 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) (Electronics)
I was looking for the following qualities in a travel zoom:
1) At least a 10:1 zoom
2) Good low light performance
3) Lightweight and compact
4) Optical Image stabilization
It performs well in low light. This may have to do with its latest generation CMOS sensor.
It is lightweight at 133 grams - most cameras with this much performance weigh in at closer to 180 grams.
The size is nice at 118cc. Other cameras in its class come in at around 190cc.
Things I didn't care about:
1) Movie performance
I spent a couple of days researching cameras that fit my requirements. There are some wonderful camera comparison sites out there (dpreview, for one) that were invaluable in my research.
All in all, I'm very happy with this camera and would buy it again.
My only quibble? I don't care for the charger because it comes with a cord that attaches to the camera in order to charge the battery. I prefer the self contained chargers that you just pop the battery into. For $11 I got the aftermarket charger I wanted along with an extra battery.
About me: I started on film SLRs and had a B&W darkroom. This is my 10th digital camera.
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Initial post: May 13, 2012 8:51:39 AM PDT
Debordante Baratin says:
What's the aftermarket charger? I am interested in having it for the same reasons you indicate. Did you find it on Amazon? thanks.
Posted on May 17, 2012 12:27:44 PM PDT
Jo Ann Owings says:
The info says the camera is not available. I think it doesn't go out for sale til May 18. Where did you find it?
In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 8:09:19 PM PDT
John M. Wells says:
It is available in black now, but for some reason the other colors are only pre-order as of May 20, 2012.
Posted on May 26, 2012 9:24:47 PM PDT
Can the HD movies go to the standard SD card or does it require the Memory Stick PRO for that ?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 11:02:03 AM PDT
Its on Amazon, its an N battery, flat square.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 11:20:03 AM PDT
I used a regular SD card. Cant tell if its HD or not.
Sony website says: Media Type : optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher).
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