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Overall Score

Sony DSC-WX150

PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning and fully featured 18.2 megapixel 10 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact Camera 18.2MP 10x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-WX150 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-WX150 number 561 across all digital cameras.
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5 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 84%. This digital camera has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The DSC-WX150 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Not waterproof

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Sony DSC-WX150 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at website PC Mag thought that this Sony camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, mydigitalphotos.dk and CNET.com.au this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 17% of all the cameras.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 25,562 expert and owner reviews (including 8,945 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX150 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-WX150 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. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-WX150 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony DSC-WX150 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX150 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other cameras, the DSC-WX150's digital zoom of 153 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The average digital zoom of digital cameras is 11x, and the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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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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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX150 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

The DSC-WX150 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-WX150 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Supports Full HD Video

The DSC-WX150 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Light

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg. The Sony DSC-WX150 is one of the lighter cameras (only 117 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The DSC-WX150 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX150 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX150 is not waterproof, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The DSC-WX150 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-WX150 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-WX150 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-WX150 has one of the higher megapixels (18.2 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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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 two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony camera also 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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3D

The DSC-WX150 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-WX150 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Sony DSC-WX150 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-WX150 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,688 product attributes, 186,443 digital camera reviews and 2,737,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx150r, sony dscwx150b, sony dscwx150l
Barcodes 00027242844124, 00027242844131, 04905524832303, 04905524832310, 04905524870695

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