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Sony DSC-WX100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.2MP 10x CMOS Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Good size
Good quality pictures
116 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony camera is 75% based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and Digital Versus.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 100 owner reviews the average owner rating of this high megapixel digital camera is 90 out of 100. 68 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-WX100 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-WX100 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080|2592 x 1944|3648 x 2736, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Cameras of a similar age and type to this camera have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the DSC-WX100 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Power

Bad Environmental Credentials

One Sony DSC-WX100 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was not good in terms of power usage. Five years ago Snaps8sp gave it a score of 40 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Outdoors took good pictures, ( after adjusting the pathetically dim power saving display to the maximum brightness so I could see what i was doing ) that's where the compliments stop” in their Sony DSC-WX100 review.

Poor Battery Life

A few people who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX100 concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Nick Isle of Wight wrote “The other issue is only minor, you can't charge the battery separately from the camera, you can only charge it in the camera” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX100. Nick Isle of Wight also mentioned “This means you can't have a spare battery charging while you use the camera, you have to have down time to charge it”. Five years ago Paulbrad said “The only thing that I don't like is that battery needs to be charged in the camera itself which is a bit of a nuisance”.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

Several customers who bought the product mentioned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Four years ago Dionysuss mentioned on Amazon “Problem with USB connection to Windows 7” although they rated the product 5 stars. Dionysuss also wrote “Fast delivery - sent it back on the 12th March because of the fault with the USB connection”.

One Sony DSC-WX100 owner thought the product was not able to connect to the internet. Mr. Julian Elbourne mentioned in his review “After a bit of research (isn't Internet great?) I found this alternative”.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-WX100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "1600", "3200" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The DSC-WX100 features histogram, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-WX100 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-WX100 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The DSC-WX100 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-WX100 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-WX100 owners who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording. Graham O G mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Although this WX100 camera does almost all that my video cam does including fantastic stills” in his Sony DSC-WX100 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Five years ago Happy Cyclist rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The video option is also superb”. J. S gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their Sony DSC-WX100 review on Amazon also five years ago “Video is high quality, slow and fast pans, movement is blur-free as far ar as I've seen at 1080i 50fps”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Gg said in their Sony DSC-WX100 review on Amazon “The zoom powerful”. Nick Isle of Wight said on Amazon two years ago “Great zoom and takes good quality pictures” in his review of this digital camera. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 is a good choice; just don't zoom all the way into the photos”.

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens. Five years ago Dr. Paul Ell wrote “Sony have achieved a feat of engineering to build in to a thin camera a zoom lens that almost magically extends from the camera body”. Dr. Paul Ell also wrote “This is quite clever as the camera only has one lens”. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX100 review “The Sony Cybershot DSC WX100 gives you a 10x zoom lens in a very compact body” and rated it 4 stars.

A number of Sony DSC-WX100 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Peebee wrote on Amazon “Personally, I find the concept rather gimmicky as judicious depth of field shooting creates very natural images with the focus where the photographer wants it.”. Peebee also said “The autofocus is incredibly fast - far faster than compacts from only a year or so ago”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX100 was able to produce good images. Charlotte said on Amazon four years ago “Takes really nice photos, especially in darker light”. Also four years ago Dave Hanley said “Very easy to use good photos and good video playback” in his review of this digital camera. Gaurav mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Best picture to be only taken from this camera”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Mykeyreviews gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “You have the choice of three different video quality; FX (highest quality with 1920x1080(50i) resolution, FH (High quality 1920x1080(50i) & HQ (Standard quality with 1440x1080(50i) resolution”. Also five years ago R Dutton said on Amazon “For many applications it is an excellent device giving high resolution images of good contrast” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 and gave it a score of 5 stars. R Dutton also mentioned “It doesn't tell me everything I want to know and the high resolution panoramic facility seems difficult to use”.

One Sony DSC-WX100 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX100 considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “If you're looking for a small, lightweight camera with good low-light performance”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen. Five years ago Amazamma gave the product an excellent rating and said on Amazon “The screen size is absolutely fine despite being small”. J. S mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX100 review in the same month “Well as a real user of this in plenty of conditions and the screen is great” . J. S also said “I was trying to figure out if to go to the 100 or 150 (which has a bigger screen).”.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX100 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-WX100 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-WX100 has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-WX100 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 153 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX100's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 33x.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-WX100 has a fairly standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX100 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-WX100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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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 commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person reckoned that the product was noisy. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The WX100 has an 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor for better low noise performance, 1080i Full HD movie recording, 10x optic”.


Support

Good Support

A few Sony DSC-WX100 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Amazamma said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 on Amazon “It's best to study the instruction manual”. Also five years ago R Dutton scored it very highly and wrote “The manual is simple and easy to follow” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100.


Features

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony DSC-WX100 reviewers who bought the Sony DSC-WX100 concluded that it had good features. Amazamma said on Amazon “I know there are many features I'm not using! Other reviewers have gone into great technical detail, so I won't repeat that here”. Five years ago Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review “It has an impressive range of features, probably the most significant of which is a 10 times optical zoom lens” and gave the product an excellent review. Jay Ashman wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-WX100 on Amazon four years ago “Great looking little camera packed with top quality features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A number of people said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX100 was compact. Breezer Jaq mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX100 review on Amazon “Nice compact camera”. Clockwork wrote “I wanted a light compact, 'all singing' camera”. Five years ago Happy Cyclist mentioned “I need a small compact to take cycling with me (go all over europe riding)but with a better zoom” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 and rated it 80 out of 100.

Several Sony DSC-WX100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Dr. Paul Ell gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “If you're looking for a very small and lightweight point and shoot camera this new Sony model may well be for you”. Mrs. Tracy A. Smith wrote four years ago “Very small and lightweight and easy to understand the functions” in his review of this digital camera. Mykeyreviews rated the Sony DSC-WX100 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Small and very lightweight”.

Several Sony DSC-WX100 reviewers agreed that it was thin. Dr. Paul Ell wrote on Amazon “Sony claim that the camera is the lightest and thinnest 10x zoom available on the market” in his Sony DSC-WX100 review and gave the Sony DSC-WX100 a rating of 5 stars. Jo D said on Amazon four years ago “Brilliant product! Much smaller/ thinner than I was expecting (or remembered it was going to be)” in her review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-WX100 a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 “Just 17.5mm slim (at thinnest point” .

Some Sony DSC-WX100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Andymck said “Battery life is good and body seems relatively rugged compared to some others we have had”. Five years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 “The Sony Cyber-shot WX100 takes good-quality pictures and has a fairly classic, although well-made body”.

One Sony DSC-WX100 owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around. Nick Isle of Wight mentioned in his review “Very light so easy to carry in your pocket” and rated the product as excellent.

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Very Light

The DSC-WX100 is fairly light (only 108 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg.

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Design

Easy to Use

Seventeen Sony DSC-WX100 owners considered that it was easy to use. Breezer Jaq wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX100 “A nice easy to use camera as i was upgrading from my other sony very pleased with pictures” . Four years ago Bunkey mentioned “Very easy to use and handle though some of the controls can be a bit fiddly” in their Sony DSC-WX100 review. Charlotte wrote on Amazon “Still learning how to use it to its full capacity”.

Four Sony DSC-WX100 reviewers agreed that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazamma said “Perfectly formed, simply a pleasure to hold in my hands”. Margarita said in her review on Amazon “I like this camera very much! It's work in dark very well! Excellent Camera! Comfortable to use”. Mykeyreviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's comfortable to hold”.

A few Sony DSC-WX100 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “For those less familiar with the more technical features there's a couple of fully automatic settings which really do make the camera point”. Mr. S. Rose wrote on Amazon “It has prooven to be ideal as it has an option in the settings menu to turn on simple mode” in their review. Five years ago Paulbrad mentioned “Menus are clever and relatively intuitive with some nice picture effect pre-sets”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX100 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Dionysuss mentioned “It was very easy to set up and use with both photos”.

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Nice Design

A number of Sony DSC-WX100 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking. Ao wrote on Amazon five years ago “The pictures are beautiful and clear” in their review. Ao also said “The various modes in it allows for different gorgeous effects”. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “I've a 3D TV and the results are pretty good” in his Sony DSC-WX100 review.

One Sony DSC-WX100 owner wrote that it was a good design. Bunkey said on Amazon “Fabulous camera with slight design flaw”. One Sony DSC-WX100 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Five years ago Amazamma mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said “You do take enormous interest in the quality of the image itself”. Four years ago Andymck said on Amazon “So far we're impressed with picture quality”.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Dr. Paul Ell wrote on Amazon “A built in manual is included with the camera which will help many” and gave the product a very good rating.

One person considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Mykeyreviews mentioned “* Underwater sweep panorama; natural colours for a fantastic underwater shot”.

One Sony DSC-WX100 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX100 was easy to damage or scratch. Swissymiss scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “The last camera I purchased was a Sony Cyber Shot in 2006, which I loved until it broke recently”.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX100 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera are also not waterproof.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in April 2017.

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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