Summary Sony DSC-WX5

Prices Price
Camera only
$280
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 29
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 37
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 2.8"
Aperture
Help f/2.4
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Replacement

Sony has replaced the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 with the WX9.

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 announced February 2011
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner

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Pros

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The Sony DSC-WX5 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.4
Size Quite small Help
Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Weight Light Help
146 g
Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Thickness Thin Help
0.9"

Cons

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The Sony DSC-WX5 vs other recent compacts

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
2 seconds
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
2.8"
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
July 2010
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

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Discussion

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Nsuronyon (3:55 AM, May 14, 2012)
Greatest camera during its age...
Vivid colours, sharp results, lightweight..
 
Robert R (5:26 AM, May 09, 2011)
Bought it, hated it, moved on.

Sure there are some neat features, but the photos suck and the video is awful. You get better video from a flip video camera or similar pocket sized camcorder.
Avoid this camera and get a Canon S95 instead. It's only 150 dollars more and it's a pro digicam to boot.