Summary Sony WX50

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Camera only $159
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Within its price range #n/a of 11 Among similar cameras #n/a of 15
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 5x Screen size Help 2.7"
Aperture Help f/2.6 Screen resolution Help 460k dots
Wide angle Help 25 mm Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Pros

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Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.6
Thickness Thin Help
0.7"
Weight Light Help
117 g
Size Quite small Help
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro Help
5 cm

Cons

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Screen size Below average sized screen Help
2.7"
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Zoom Below average zoom Help
5x
Announced Old Help
January, 2012
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Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
25 mm
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic

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sdkgj (1:10 PM, December 30, 2013)
is it better compared to 1080p or has some flaws compared to 1080p
 
Kris (3:54 AM, September 28, 2013)
Takes incredible pictures. Hi Megapixels compensate for mediocre zoom - you can still get way in there. HDR is great. Panoramics are awesome - I really like them.


Screen is very small, in fact the entire camera is tiny. Not too small to accomplish any tasks, but expect a small screen.


Movies look great. Takes 3D - I only wish I had a monitor to view them on. I still take some 3Ds for future use.


The camera is more sensitive than my eyes, slightly, but still more sensitive - maybe a 1/2 to 1 EV which is saying a lot for cameras. And I think that was only at 6400 ASA.


I am used to a view finder, and on a cruise ship I was able to frame the image in bright sun, but it was difficult, but you can frame it fine. This is true of just about any camera without a viewfinder.


It's so small you forget you even have it with you, so it's a great camera to always have on you, especially if your cellphone camera comes up short of your expectations.


Batteries last a very long time.


Lots of great features at a very low price - I would advise everyone to get one - it's super handy. It makes a great primary camera if you don't want to lug a big SLR around, and a great backup, which everyone with an SLR has anyway.
 
kacangku (11:52 PM, July 16, 2013)
want to buy it!!
 
Kyle (1:17 AM, July 16, 2013)
It actually is waterproof. 5M waterproof.
 
Avatar for Mr. Pan Mr. Pan (5:14 AM, May 01, 2013)
I bought it yesterday. That's the best compact camera I've ever seen!
 
ANSPhoto (0:35 AM, February 24, 2013)
It takes good macro pictures??
 
Avatar for jonathas sales jonathas sales (3:27 AM, January 12, 2013)
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the max is 1080i at 60 fps, it no have 1080p
 
eiron (10:06 AM, June 02, 2012)
great camera! :)
 
Guest (9:34 PM, March 30, 2012)
No, it's 1080p at 60i - or 30fps. All image lines are captured progressively and displayed interlaced (half screen alternating with the other half, 60 times/second)
 
Avatar for Daniel Wu Daniel Wu (6:50 AM, March 19, 2012)
not 1080p. It's 1080i at 60fps
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:21 PM, January 31, 2012)
Oops, thanks for pointing that out. We will have that fixed up shortly. 
 
guest (7:03 AM, January 31, 2012)
sensor 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)