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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and low light performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the lens. Some have doubts about the zoom and features.

usability, portability, image quality, low-light, responsiveness

battery, build quality, shutter, features, zoom

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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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...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 (Red)

 

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.

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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...

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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...

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"Great camera for everyday use"

 

great little camera. I would recommend you use a class 10 SD card with it to make use of the fast shutter speed. Closest you can get to a DSLR camera being a point and shoot camera. check out my review of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kh4tQGWCzs

lightweight, easy to use, great image quality, tons of effect, HD, 10x optical zoom

video quality is not the best

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"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.

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"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.

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"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

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Amazon review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, performance, value for money, image quality

shutter, features

92% 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 Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3-inch LCD in Blue + Sony 16GB SDHC + Sony Camera Case + Sony Battery Pack Sony CyberShot DSC-WX150 Digital Camera Compatible USB 2.0 Data Transfer / Charger Cable Cord - 4 feet Black - Bargains Depot®Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3-inch LCD in Blue + Sony 32GB SDHC + Sony Camera Case + Sony Battery Pack

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Great camera

 

This is a great camera. It does just about everything and does it well. The video looks better than most camcorders I\'ve used. It focuses fast, does a good job in low light conditions and the zoom works well. There is software built into the camera to...

Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:SON NP-BN

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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