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Sony DSC-WX50

78

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Sony DSC-WX50

$274.05
Sony DSC-WX50
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A classic and good spec compact camera, with an affordable price
Compact 16.2MP 5x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-WX50 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-WX50 number 328 across all digital cameras.
92
Reviews
28 Reviews
74
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 28 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Pro quality in your pocket
Add A new dimension with 3d
Magical movies
Experience the whole picture
DSLR-style results made easy
Create artistic effects
Slower than average start-up time
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Sony DSC-WX50 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 69% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $274.05 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony DSC-WX50 of 16.2MP is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 35% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DSC-WX50 of only 5x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 32% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the DSC-WX50 of 12,800 is higher than 73% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX50 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Lighter Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The DSC-WX50's weight of only 101g is in the lightest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-WX50 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

The start-up time of the DSC-WX50 of 1,400ms is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the start-up times range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-WX50 has a wind filter. 96% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the DSC-WX50 of 20x is in the biggest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-WX50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-WX50 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-WX50 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-WX50 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The Sony DSC-WX50's maximum playback zoom of only 8x is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-WX50 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 31% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the DSC-WX50 of only 25mm is in the shortest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Sony DSC-WX50 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 48% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-WX50 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-WX50 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-WX50 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-WX50 features smile detection, which is unusual. 97% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX50 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

dscwx50l.cee8, sony dscwx50b, dscwx50n.cee8, dscwx50l.cee9, sony dscwx50p, dscwx50l.ceh

Barcodes:

00027242842748, 00027242842755, 00027242844773, 00133589483985, 04905524832549, 04905524832587, 04905524832594, 04905524832600, 04905524832617, 04905524832624, 04905524846287, 07501450762287

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