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Sony DSC-WX150
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Sony DSC-WX150 Digital Camera

PC Mag Editor's Choice
18.2MP 10x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
18.2MP Exmor R CMOS SensorThe 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... More
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34 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who thought that this Sony digital camera was excellent.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, techreviewsource.com and CNET.com.au this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 84%. If all the cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 3%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony DSC-WX150 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX150 was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag four years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 ($249.99 direct) can slip into your pocket and capture sharp images in all kinds of light—a rare feat for a pocket camera” in their Sony DSC-WX150 review. Pcmag.com also wrote “It produces sharp photos and does well at high ISOs.”.

A number of people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. One Sony DSC-WX150 owner considered that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review “The camera's small size makes it a little difficult to keep steady while shooting, so steady”.

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Good Size

Some Sony DSC-WX150 reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. Pcmag.com scored the product 5 stars and wrote “The 18-megapixel point-and-shoot squeezes a 10x zoom lens into a svelte body”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a svelte point-and-shoot with a long 10x zoom lens”. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch” .

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-WX150 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Several Sony DSC-WX150 reviewers who reviewed it said that it had a good zoom. Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX150 “It has a 10x optical zoom” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

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Good Video Capture

Two customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording.

Robust

Two Sony DSC-WX150 owners who bought the Sony DSC-WX150 thought it was well made. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their review “It's built around a better sensor and a longer zoom range than any of Sony's lower-end ultracompacts, though unburdened with any high-end bloat such as GPS, WiFi, or touch control”. Reviewed.com also wrote “It's built around a better sensor and longer zoom range than Sony's lower-end ultracompacts.”.

Good Product Quality

One Sony DSC-WX150 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX150 was good quality. Techreviewsource.com said four years ago “An 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality”.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 153 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX150 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX150. The digital zooms of cameras of this type and age range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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3D Compatible

The DSC-WX150 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX150 which are not 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX150 supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150 do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sony DSC-WX150 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX150.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The DSC-WX150 has a fairly high megapixel count (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX150.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-WX150 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX150 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX150 also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Two Memory Slots

Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX150 only have one memory slot, however the DSC-WX150 has two memory slots.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony DSC-WX150 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The Sony DSC-WX150 has one of the highest maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX150 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX150 is 16MP. The DSC-WX150 has a fairly many total megapixel count (18.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-WX150 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-WX150 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150 maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX150 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera also support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX150 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This digital camera also has a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX150 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Supports One Audio Format

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony camera. The audio formats AC3 are also supported by this camera.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Light

The DSC-WX150 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX150 (only 117 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lightest compact camera camera that has been available for more than two years is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Narrow

With a width of only 92.3 millimeters, the DSC-WX150 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX150. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX150 have widths of between 16mm and 470mm.

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Short

The heights of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX150 range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The DSC-WX150 is quite short (only 52.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Sony DSC-WX150 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag four years ago “More serious shooters may be turned off by the lack of physical control buttons” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-WX150 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX150 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a GPS. The DSC-WX150 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX150, the DSC-WX150 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-WX150 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX150. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Camera File System

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX150 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. The DSC-WX150 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 630 milliamperes * hour) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX150. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the Sony DSC-WX150 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX150. Digital cameras of this type and age have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX150

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the DSC-WX150 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX150 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX150.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sony DSC-WX150 has a better sensor type than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Focal Length
Panorama Mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Manual Focus
Battery LED Indicator
Optical Viewfinder
Macro Focusing Range
Recording Format
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Battery Pack
Rotating
Recording Medium
Conversion Function

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(7)
9 July 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a svelte point-and-shoot with a long 10x zoom lens. It produces sharp photos and does well at high ISOs, but more serious shooters may be turned off by the lack of...

PC Mag

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch. It has a 10x optical zoom, an 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality. The camera's small size makes it... Read more…

19 May 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is an excellent little camera that doesn't sacrifice features and performance for size...

18 May 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is an excellent little camera that doesn't sacrifice features and performance for size...

27 April 2012

The Sony WX150 falls in the middle of the 2012 Cyber-shot lineup. It's built around a better sensor and a longer zoom range than any of Sony's lower-end ultracompacts, though unburdened with any... Read more…

29 February 2012

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX150We went hands on with the new Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX150 - the latest ultra compact camera from Sony - it features a 10x optical zoom lens, Full HD video, and 18.2... Read more…

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX150 har imponeret på flere områder, bl.a. det faktum at man for omkring 2000,- kan få et så kompakt kamera, så fyldt med features! Med 18 megapixel opløsning og 10x...

Compact
Long zoom range
Sharp lens
Good high ISO performance
Simultaneous video and still capture
Limited physical controls
Compact size may be too compact for some
Requires a steady hand when lens is fully extended
The W 150's 18megapixel resolution is of little use and its small, lightweight body can make it difficult to keep the zoom lens steady
The W 150's 18-megapixel resolution is of little use and its small, lightweight body can make it difficult to keep the zoom lens steady

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx150b, sony dscwx150, dscwx150scee8, dscwx150bcee8, sony dscwx150r, sony dscwx150b, sony dscwx150l
Barcodes 00027242844124, 04905524832303, 04905524832310, 04905524870695
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