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Sony DSC-WX100

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 18.2 megapixel 10 times zoom factor camera
Compact 18.2MP 10x No Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-WX100 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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110 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 110 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, is easy to use and excellent product quality. However they also report inferior battery life.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
4896 x 3672 pixels image resolution
Does not have an HDMI
Not waterproof

Sony DSC-WX100 Video Reviews


Sony DSC-WX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which thought that this Sony camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and Digital Versus this camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, DSC-WX100 owners rated this camera 90%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX100 did not have a good battery life.

  • Battery life is good…
    AndyMcK (Amazon) - August 2013
  • The other issue is only minor, you can't charge the battery separately from the camera, you can only charge it in the camera…
  • This means you can't have a spare battery charging while you use the camera, you have to have down time to charge it…

Users Report it is a Good Size

12 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact and two customers agreed that the product was lightweight.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Nine people considered that it was easy to use, two people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Product Quality

10 customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Very Good Brand

Based on 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three customers reckoned that the product had good features.

  • Great looking little camera packed with top quality features…
  • It has an impressive range of features, probably the most significant of which is a 10 times optical zoom lens…
  • Neat features are automated face recognition with the ability for the camera to take a photo when the subject smiles (with various sensitivity settings so a picture will still be taken if they don't smile much!

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX100 was good looking.

  • The pictures are beautiful and clear…
    Ao (Amazon) - December 2012
  • The various modes in it allows for different gorgeous effects…
    Ao (Amazon) - December 2012
  • Fabulous camera with slight design flaw…
    Bunkey (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Neat features are automated face recognition with the ability for the camera to take a photo when the subject smiles (with various sensitivity settings so a picture will still be taken if they don't smile much!
  • It is hugely enlarged so its not immaculate…
  • Beautifully formed…
    R Dutton (Amazon) - September 2012

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers reckoned that the product had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

14 customers who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers wrote that the product had a good screen.

  • If you don't mind that the camera has a 2.7 inch screen, rather than the more common 3 inch screen in this category, then this is a great camera, with a…
  • One drawback though is that, with no viewfinder, on sunny days it can be hard to see the screen to frame shots properly…
  • The screen is really difficult to see in strong sunlight and since there is no viewfinder it's hard to tell what you're pointing the camera at…
  • The screen size is absolutely fine despite being small…
  • Well as a real user of this in plenty of conditions and the screen is great…
    J. S (Amazon) - May 2012
  • It was very easy to set up and use with both photos and video - the on board screen showed rich saturated colours in relatively low light…

Features

Quite High Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-WX100 has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-WX100 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The worst image resolution of all cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Very Light

The lightest camera is 1g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. With a weight of only 108 grams, the DSC-WX100 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-WX100 has a relatively average optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-WX100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the DSC-WX100 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-WX100 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-WX100 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony DSC-WX100 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-WX100 features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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3D

The DSC-WX100 is 3D. Most of the other digital cameras also are 3D.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX100 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-WX100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX100 is not waterproof, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 153 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX100 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX100 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-WX100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was February 2012 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx100sceh, sony dscwx100we, dscwx100t.cee8, dscwx100p.cee8, dscwx100scee8, sony 182mp
Barcodes 00027242849945, 00027242854031, 00490552483244, 00616641735531, 00616641735548, 03610170847199, 04905524832433, 04905524832440, 04905524832457, 04905524832464, 04905524832471, 04905524832495, 04905524832501, 04905524832518, 04905524858198, 04905524858204

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