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Sony DSC-WX7
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Sony DSC-WX7 Digital Camera

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Two Industry Awards

PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus and asia.cnet.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 77%.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this camera on average 85 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Some customers wrote that the Sony DSC-WX7 was good for video recording. Ab`s said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon four years ago “Movies are full 1080 and very clear”. Nanou said “The first one is that the video quality is magnificent.”. Reza mentioned five years ago “Video quality is also excellent” .

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The photos are fantastic quality and there's a video function on it which has made my Canon video camera redundant” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ashley S mentioned “The pictures always come out clear and with good colour” in his Sony DSC-WX7 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Bellybong mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is superb” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. G. Godinho said on Amazon “Exmor r sensor is great!” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. G. Godinho also wrote “Grain on image (in dark conditions) is considerably less than rivals in similar price bracket, thanks to the good sensor”. Photographyblog.com wrote five years ago “The WX7 offers a 5x zoom lens, 16 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full HD movie recording” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased the Sony DSC-WX7 mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Bellybong mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The zoom is very good and the burst shooting is the best I have seen”.

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Good Size

Some Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers said in their reviews that it was compact. Bellybong wrote on Amazon “It is super compact and fits easily in your pocket”. Five years ago G86 wrote on Amazon “Take photos!All in all I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a compact camera the amount of features”. Hb Shopper said in November “It's a nice little package and very compact”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX7 was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 is a slim compact digital camera that combines Sony's 16 megapixel Exmor-R sensor with a 5x Carl Zeiss lens” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review. Techgeek.com.au gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “A compact and slim camera with huge features such 1080i HD video recording”. Techgeek.com.au also said “Does the slim body mean big features”.

Some Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers concluded that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Ashley S wrote “It's not too heavy”. One person who reviewed it thought it was a good depth.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Ab`s mentioned “Usual Sony quality which is excellent” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Ab`s also wrote “Picture quality is excellent, accepts 64gb cards”. Three years ago Amanda mentioned in her Sony DSC-WX7 review on Amazon “The picture quality is great and even better for shots in the dark”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony DSC-WX7 owners considered that the Sony DSC-WX7 had good features. Bellybong said in their Sony DSC-WX7 review on Amazon four years ago “This is a really great compact camera and has many features that I find on my bridge camera”. In November this year Hb Shopper wrote in their Sony DSC-WX7 review “A great camera with loads of great features”. Ps said “It has some decent features, my favourite being the burst function - it takes 10 frames in a second which is great for getting that perfect shot of a fleeting child” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review.

Easy to Use

Four Sony DSC-WX7 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “It's so simple to use! Yes”. Binkydaminky said in their review “The accompanying software is basic and simple to use, as is the camera itself” . Mr. M. I. Harrison mentioned on Amazon “I've not really had a chance to use it properly.” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Bellybong mentioned on Amazon “Also the menu's are very easy to navigate”. Five years ago G. Godinho mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Bit small for my hands (my hands are average sized), tiny buttons makes it hard to quickly switch between settings”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Matthew wrote on Amazon “Even my big hands can operate it quickly and efficiently” in his review and scored this digital camera very highly.

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Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-WX7 owners wrote that the Sony DSC-WX7 was good looking. G. Godinho mentioned on Amazon “The background defocus mode is pretty impressive for creating depth of field effect, giving the pics a professional look” and gave the Sony DSC-WX7 a score of 5 stars. Mr. M. I. Harrison wrote on Amazon “Nice looking camera” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review and rated this digital camera as excellent. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com wrote five years ago “Sony's Cyber-shot models have usually always been elegantly styled, with slimline bodies incorporating reasonably attractive specs within” and rated the Sony DSC-WX7 4 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX7 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good design.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Sony DSC-WX7 owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good lens. Edward said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens is very good and the quality of the video is excellent”. Mjlinks mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX7 review on Amazon “The image quality is very good as is colour rendition, one of the reviews suggested that the Zeiss lens is better than Sonys own for this, I can't compare”. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera on Digital Versus “However, this camera actually has the same lens as the W570, which our tests showed covered a 68° field of view”.

One customer who bought it said that it had a good zoom.

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Robust

A few Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Geriatric Backpacker wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “The Sony DSCWX7 is a robust and solid compact camera”. One Sony DSC-WX7 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Ab`s gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “The plast catch has become damaged”.

One Sony DSC-WX7 owner who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was strong and durable. Geriatric Backpacker rated the Sony DSC-WX7 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “All in all this is a robust camera that is at the top end of the price market”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Tom_birmingham wrote on Amazon “Has been great and reliable so far although has only been used for a few weeks” in their review.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Sony cameras have good reviews as do all cameras manufactured by Sony.

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Good Battery Life

Several people who purchased it concluded that it had a good battery life. Bellybong wrote four years ago “The one big problem is the battery life”. Mjlinks mentioned in their review on Amazon “Battery life seems adequate if not outstanding” and rated it as excellent. Peter said in his review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “The battery life is good”.

Good Flash

One person who purchased it concluded that it had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony DSC-WX7 owner mentioned that this digital camera had a good screen. Hopalong mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Lovely size screen and quick to shoot” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-WX7 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX7 also do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-WX7 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-HX200V.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-WX7 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX7 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX30 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-WX7 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in flash. The Sony DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-HX200V.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX7 are not waterproof. The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-WX7 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX7 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX7 do not have a GPS. The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-WX7

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the DSC-WX7.

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(22)
16 September 2011

A small ? very small ? digital camera from one of the best camera manufacturers. In fact if you are well built you may find some of the controls a little fiddly this is as a direct relation to the... Read more…

12 September 2011

The WX7 is a small but highly-specified compact, with a competent performance matched with decent image quality. It's only its noise and processing issues which mar its overall score - otherwise...

What Digital Camera

So after we'd finished the test, we sat down with a cup of tea and had a think about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC WX7. It's a confusing camera and here's why. On the outside it looks like any other...

PhotographyBlog.com

19 April 2011

The Cyber-shot WX7 is intended to bridge a gap between Sony's entry-level compacts (with which it shares a lens) and high-end models (from which it takes its BSI CMOS sensor and Full HD video...

14 April 2011

A compact and slim camera with huge features such 1080i HD video recording and even capture 3D images? Sony is touting the Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 as one of its highlight cameras, but does the slim... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 April 2011 by Wildwoods

The spec and functionality of this camera are amazing considering its size and price. I'd been more than happy with my Canon Ixus over the last five years, but when a friend offered to buy it, I... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2011 by Reza

Very suitable size, and plenty of useful futures. Brilliant photography at low light. video quality is also excellent. I compared the camera to an Canon IXUS 220 HS (my friends camera, we took... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2011 by G86

What an amazing little camera I must emphasise the word 'little' as this is truly small in size considering the amount of features it has it sacrifices nothing. I took this bad boy to Cyprus with... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2011 by Edward
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera to use as a 2nd camera to my DSLR, for this purpose it is not bad, its very small and light and fits in any pocket, most of the time takes good quality pictures however the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2012 by Nanou
(Verified Purchase)

A couple of months ago, I was looking for a replacement camera for my beloved Canon IXUS 970is (now suffering from small defects after using it constantly for several years). I was looking for a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx7, dscwx7p, dscwx7b, sony dscwx7, sony dscwx7b, dscwx7wccee2, dscwx7wc.cee2, sony p48896140, sony p48896140m
Barcodes 00027242824539, 04905524707687
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