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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 573 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the optics and memory. The viewfinder and storage get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the size and performance are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Comments about the optics and reliability are mixed, while there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and storage.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

storage, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Silver) (2012 Model)Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Silver) (2012 Model)

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

 

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 physical control buttons.

Compact. Long zoom range. Sharp lens. Good high ISO performance. Simultaneous video and still capture. Unperceivable shutter lag

Limited physical controls

The WX150 is a speedy performer. It can start and shoot in 1.4 seconds and its shutter lag is so short that it's practically nonexistent. Instead of a standard continuous drive mode, the WX150 supports burst shooting. It can grab a burst of 10 shots...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a bit of surprise. Last year, Sony's high-end 10x zoom camera, the HX7V , though pocketable, was still a chunk of camera. The WX150, on the other hand, gets the same zoom range -- 25mm to 250mm -- but in a slimmer,...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a very fast, 10x zoom ultracompact with lots of automatic shooting options, and very good photo and video quality.

The WX150's 18-megapixel resolution is of little use and its small, lightweight body can make it difficult to keep the zoom lens steady.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is an excellent little camera that doesn't sacrifice features and performance for size.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

 

With about the same physical specifications as the cheaper W690, the WX150 trades the latter's CCD for an 18.2 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. While this switch should yield better low-light results, the new ultra-high resolution sensor has...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (techreviewsource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

 

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 a little difficult to keep steady while shooting, so...

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a bit of surprise. Last year, Sony's high-end 10x zoom camera, the HX7V , though pocketable, was still a chunk of camera. The WX150, on the other hand, gets the same zoom range -- 25mm to 250mm -- but in a slimmer,...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a very fast, 10x zoom ultracompact with lots of automatic shooting options, and very good photo and video quality.

The WX150's 18-megapixel resolution is of little use and its small, lightweight body can make it difficult to keep the zoom lens steady.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is an excellent little camera that doesn't sacrifice features and performance for size.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Compact body with long zoom range. Excellent high ISO performance. Capability to capture video and still images simultaneously

Restricted physical controls

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a slender and graceful point-and-shoot camera with impressive 10x zoom lens. It works great for basic photography needs with its brilliant features and high-end technology. But, the lack of physical control buttons would...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Many positives with a few annoying problems.

 

This camera replaces my 4-yr old Sony DSC-W150 (bath in the ocean). I often shoot one-handed while doing something else like climbing, rafting or kayaking (risky as I found out). The control wheel on the back is way too easy to move and frequently as I...

Quick, great photo quality, light and compact.

Control wheel on the back is far too sensitive and often gets triggered by mistake in the middle of a photo opportunity. Sony's customer service is lacking. Buy from a store rather than directly from Sony - where you can get immediate help.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Superb compact camera!

 

This really is a great little pocket camera about the size and weight of a pack of cards, that has all the bells and whistles, and is super easy to use. Don't let the small size fool you, it will perform beautifully whether you use auto or manual...

Easy to use, has 'on-board' help in menu if you need assistance. Menu choices give short descriptions to assist in deciding what mode to use to obtain best photo. Video motion stabilization makes movement appear VERY smooth - a big plus!

None, it's just what I was looking for.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Excellent camera

 

must buy

Best result, video quality is unbeatable , little bit slow processing , but overall performance is excellent, 9.5/10

best to buy

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Voice recording: No
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:630
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:630
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BN
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:BIONZ
Camera file system:DCF 2.0
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating / Trimming
Image processor:BIONZ
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SWE, TUR
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Snow, Twilight, Underwater / Backlight, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Snow
Self-timer:2, 10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):460000 / 460800
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):59.1 - 86.6
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 145.7

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Closest Focusing Distance:1.97
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:1.97 - ∞
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Digital Zoom:153
Extra/Smart zoom:20
Focal length range (f-f):0.175 - 1.75
Lens structure:9/7
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/7
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):13.2 / 9.84
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984 / 1.32
Number of aspheric elements:4
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 1600, 3200, 12800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1 / 2

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Lens system:G
Manual focus: No
Panorama: Yes
Rotating: Yes
Trimming: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Waterproof: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4896 x 3672
Megapixel:18.2
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4896×3672, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 4896×2752, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3648 x 2736
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:18.9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: No
USB connector:Micro-USB A
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1600
Slowest camera shutter speed:4

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVCHD / AVCHD, MPEG
Video formats supported:AVCHD / AVCHD,MPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.85
Height:2.06 / 2.22
Weight:4.13
Weight (including battery):4.69
Width:3.63 / 3.73