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Sony DSC-WX150 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.2MP 10x Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good quality pictures
Good size
7 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Sony digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites PC Mag who thought that this high megapixel camera was terrific.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, mydigitalphotos.dk and CNET.com.au this Sony camera has an overall expert rating of 84%.

Good Brand

We checked 23,306 expert and user reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “An 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality”. Pcmag.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX150 review on expert review site PC Mag “It produces sharp photos and does well at high ISOs.”. They also wrote “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” in their review.

Two people who purchased the product wrote that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Video Capture

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

Four people said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a 10x optical zoom”.


Design

Robust

Two people said in their reviews that it was well made. Five years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's built around a better sensor”.

Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX150 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four customers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX150 was compact. Five years ago expert review site Techreviewsource.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch”. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a svelte point-and-shoot with a long 10x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also mentioned “The 18-megapixel point-and-shoot squeezes a 10x zoom lens into a svelte body” in their review.

Very Light

The lightest comparable spec camera that has been on the market for more than two years is 90g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g. The Sony DSC-WX150 is quite light (only 117 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX150 in December 2013.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-WX150 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX150 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX150 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital 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 Sony DSC-WX150 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x. At 153 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX150 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX150 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-WX150 supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX150 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-WX150 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-WX150 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-WX150 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080|3648 x 2736, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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18.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX150 features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature smile detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX150 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature smile detection.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.05 meters, the Sony DSC-WX150 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. The closest focusing distances of high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 0.01m to 0.5m.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX150 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony DSC-WX150 has a hand strap. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX150 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The DSC-WX150 features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The DSC-WX150 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-WX150 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 USB Version

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

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-WX150 is more than most high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "1600", "3200" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony DSC-WX150 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-WX150 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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.
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