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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and usability are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and viewfinder. There are mixed opinions on the exposure and zoom.

image quality, portability, performance, usability, size

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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-WX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5


Sony has been on a roll lately with its Exmor R-sensored point-and-shoot cameras, and the compact but capable Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 ($300 as of October 1, 2010) ups the ante established by its predecessor, the highly rated Cyber-shot DSC-WX1.

Innovative 3D-shooting modes ; Great modes for panoramic and low-light images ; Extremely easy to use and suitable for beginners ; Handles SD, SDHC, and Memory Stick ; Very compact

No manual controls for aperture and shutter ; Controls might be a bit small for some users ; Background Defocus mode can blur too much of image

For casual snapshooters, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 offers a unique blend of good image quality, innovative in-camera modes, and even a few 3D-shooting tricks.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 Preview


Sony has just released their most powerful W-series models to date, with the all new Cyber-shot DSC-WX5. This compact powerhouse is packed full of Sony's latest technologies, like their new 3D Sweep Panorama mode, Superior Auto exposure mode,...

Jul, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Review


The Sony DSC-WX5 is one of the first Cyber-shot compact cameras to offer 3D Sweep Panoramas. In addition the WX5 also features a 12.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor for better low noise performance, 1080i Full HD movie recording, 5x optical G Lens with...

In providing one touch Full HD video recording in stereo and 3D capability (up to a point), the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 offers good value for anyone wanting all the latest must-haves in one pocket sized package that won't cause the bailiffs to come...

Jan, 2011

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Sony DSC-WX5


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 digital camera replaces the company's previous WX1 model, and is based around a 1/2.3"-type 12.2 effective megapixel backside illuminated Sony Exmor R CMOS image sensor with RGB color filter array, coupled to a Sony...

Bright, wide-angle 5x zoom ; Optical image stabilization (though see related Cons) ; Minimal corner blurring despite wide 24mm equivalent lens ; Low geometric distortion ; 2.8-inch 461K-dot LCD ; Full 1080i AVCHD movies ; Dedicated movie button ;...

Lens or image stabilization produced some blurred images at slow shutter speeds ; Image stabilization cannot be turned off ; Noise reduction sometimes more aggressive than necessary ; Blooming noticeable around very bright areas ; Background Defocus...

Flash: Our manufacturer-specified testing (shown at right) doesn't work well at wide-angle when the reported distance goes beyond 16 feet, because that takes the camera out of the main lab, involving the target box at right, so the wide-angle result is...

Expert review by : Umair Mirza (

Sony DSC-WX5 Cyber Shot 3D Camera Review


The new Sony DSC-WX5 3D camera has incredibly advanced features. This 12.2 MP Cyber Shot digital camera has a touch screen LCD and 5x optical zoom. This is one of the best options for photographers. It has a 4GB accessory kit. Additional features...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 camera


For casual snapshot takers, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 offers a unique blend of good image quality, innovative in-camera modes, and even a few 3D-shooting tricks.

Full manual controls are still missing, which makes this compact camera a tough sell for experienced photographers. Casual shooters probably won't miss them much; the WX5's scene modes and other shooting options cover most of the bases, and they're a...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 3D digital camera


Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 review: A compact Sony camera with a great image sensor and the ability to shoot 3D photos

Excellent image clarity, f/2.4 aperture, very good high ISO performance, stacks of novelty features (some of which are useful)

Controls could be better, photo playback is unintuitive, sometimes struggles in very bright conditions

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is one of the first 3D digital cameras on the market, and it can work in conjunction with a Sony BRAVIA 3D TV. However, it brings so much more to the table, including excellent image clarity, a wide aperture, very good...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Cyber-shot WX5


Notable for introducing 3D Sweep Panorama to the Sony range, does the 12-megapixel, 5x optical zoom DSC-WX5 perform just as well in two dimensions?

Built quality, Sweep panorama mode works well, Good value

No in-camera 3D preview, Slow memory card access

May, 2011

Expert review by : Rachael D'Cruze (

Sony Cyber-shot WX5 review


The Sony Cyber-shot WX5 is ideal for 3D shooting but, if we're honest, it could do without it. Superb picture quality and a generous 5x optical zoom makes this compact a near perfect shooter

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5


The WX5 is a perfectly serviceable and sexy compact camera with a bright lens and tons of features, but its images leave a lot to be desired.

Plenty of shooting modes available ; Slim, stylish looking camera with brushed metal exterior ; Stereo microphone

Images fuzzy, over-processed at full magnification ; Sony G lens not as good as the Zeiss branded one on the TX9 ; 3D modes are still gimmicky

The WX5 is a perfectly serviceable and sexy compact camera with a bright lens and tons of features. Its images leave a lot to be desired, though, and if you're looking at purchasing the WX5 we strongly suggest you spend a few more dollars and upgrade...

Oct, 2010

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