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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 1/2.3" Dec 2013
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29 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at PC Mag wrote that this Sony camera was superb 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, techreviewsource.com and CNET.com.au this camera has an overall expert rating of 84%. The camera expert review sites think this compact camera digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable type and age.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony DSC-WX150 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com said five 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” and scored it 5 stars. Pcmag.com also mentioned “It produces sharp photos and does well at high ISOs.”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor.

One Sony DSC-WX150 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Techreviewsource.com said “The camera's small size makes it a little difficult to keep steady while shooting, so steady” in their Sony DSC-WX150 review.

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Good Size

Several Sony DSC-WX150 reviewers reckoned that the Sony DSC-WX150 was compact. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag five years ago “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 rated it 4 stars and wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-WX150 owners concluded that the Sony DSC-WX150 had a good lens. Several Sony DSC-WX150 owners reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom. Techreviewsource.com mentioned five years ago “It has a 10x optical zoom” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,237 user and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Video Capture

Two people concluded that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Robust

Two customers who purchased it mentioned that it was well made. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote five years ago “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” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX150. 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 person who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Five years ago expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote “An 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of this spec and age is 1x and the biggest is 810x. The digital zoom of the DSC-WX150 of 153 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX150.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-WX150 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX150. The display diagonals of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX150 range from 1" to 4.8".

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX150 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX150 which do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact 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 Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-WX150 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX150 do not support video capability.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The DSC-WX150 has a quite high megapixel (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX150, the DSC-WX150 has a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Two Memory Slotss

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

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-WX150 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX150. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" 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 the most commonly found flash exposure correction on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX150 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the DSC-WX150 of 12,800 is one of the highest amongst cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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2 USB Version

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

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of cameras of this age and type is 16MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. The Sony DSC-WX150 has a fairly many total megapixels (18.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-WX150.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX150 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX150 ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX150 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX150.

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

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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 the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX150.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Light

The DSC-WX150 is quite light (only 117 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lightest compact camera digital camera that came out more than two years ago is 20g and the heaviest is 840g.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-WX150 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “More serious shooters may be turned off by the lack of physical control buttons” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX150 nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX150 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX150 do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX150 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX150 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-WX150 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX150 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX150 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX150 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-WX150 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to 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 digital camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. The DSC-WX150 has a quite small battery capacity (only 630 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-WX150 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX150.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX150 is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. At 100, the Sony DSC-WX150 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX150.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the DSC-WX150 has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX150

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX150 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX150.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec 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 compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Manual Focus
Battery LED Indicator
Optical Viewfinder
Macro Focusing Range
Recording Format
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Rotating
Recording Media
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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