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Sony DSC-WX50

A classic and fully featured 16.2 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16.2MP 5x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Refurbished - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Digital Camera - 16.2 Megapixels - 5x Optical Zoom/10x Digital Zoom - 2.7-inch Display - Silver
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Sony DSC-WX50 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony DSC-WX50 as follows for Summary.
82
27 Reviews
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has not bad expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 27 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 cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is easy to use and excellent product quality.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Very light
Quite small display diagonal
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Sony DSC-WX50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, fotomaniak.pl, parentesis.com and CNET.com.au the average expert rating of this camera is 77%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 22 user reviews this camera has a superb average user rating. Over 100% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Six people who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use.

  • Easy to use…
  • An incredibly easy to use camera producing truly stunning results…
  • This camera is quite intuitive to use, nothing mind bogglingly complicated…
    SunnyB (Amazon) - December 2012
  • It's capabilities are impressive given the size of the camera and the quality of the photos it produces make it a great little camera to have handy…
    SunnyB (Amazon) - December 2012
  • A capable camera that is simple to use…
  • The panoramic function is unbelievably easy to use to get perfect results…
  • These are mainly not reflected in external controls, rather they are accessed through a single button leading into a simple menu structure, so they won't bother you too much if you don't want them…

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Five owners concluded that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five owners who purchased the Sony DSC-WX50 wrote that it was good value for money.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 29,814 expert and owner 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 compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two customers who reviewed it said that it was smooth.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

  • Takes decent video too…
  • Have had this camera for some months now and am impressed with it's range of features and the quality of the results - although we have had some problems with the video clips…
    SunnyB (Amazon) - December 2012
  • The zoom is adequate and the fact it works while you are taking video clips, as well as for stills, is a bonus…
    SunnyB (Amazon) - December 2012
  • As this camera is not our prime video option…
    SunnyB (Amazon) - December 2012
  • The movie footage is as clear…
  • The movie mode is good on this camera…
  • The image stabilising system produces rock solid video on all…

Features

Average Megapixel

The DSC-WX50 has a relatively average megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital 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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Very Light

The Sony DSC-WX50 is quite light (only 101 grams) compared to most of the other cameras. The average weight of cameras is 300g.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX50 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony DSC-WX50 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DSC-WX50 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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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 the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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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.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Sony DSC-WX50 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX50 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-WX50 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x. With a digital zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX50 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX50 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Sony DSC-WX50 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX50 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944 and 1920 x 1080. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX50 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). 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 worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX50 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-WX50 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of cameras is 1x and the highest is 30x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX50 has a quite low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-WX50 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-WX50 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX50 in September 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

dscwx50l.cee8, sony dscwx50p, dscwx50n.cee8, dscwx50l.cee9, dscwx50l.ceh, sony zoom10x

Barcodes:

00027242842748, 00027242842755, 00027242844797, 00133589483985, 04905524832549, 04905524832587, 04905524832594, 04905524832600, 04905524832617, 04905524832624, 07501450762287

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