Summary Sony DSC-WX5

Prices Price
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 2.8"
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


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 Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner

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The Sony DSC-WX5 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Wide aperture Help
Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Size Really small Help
Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
Weight Light Help
146 g


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The Sony DSC-WX5 vs other recent compacts

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen size Small screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
2 seconds
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
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
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

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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.