Sony Dsc-Wx1

Sony is one of the largest manufacturers of digital cameras in the industry. The variety of digital cameras available is something that Sony prides itself on. There are a number of different cameras available with features catering to both beginners and professionals alike. Sony’s Cybershot series is undoubtedly one of the most famous amongst digital cameras, even amongst rival companies like Kodak, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, etc. The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 was released internationally in the fourth quarter of 2009 and received a good critical reception.

Sony Dsc-Wx1

With the Cybershot DSC-WX1, Sony has gone for a sleek and stylish finish. The camera is 3.6 x 2 x 0.8 inches and weighs less than 150 grams. The screen is a 2.7 inch LCD with a resolution of 230K dots. One of the main features of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 is that its sensor and lens are the same as used on higher end Sony dSLR cameras. The lens is wide-angle and is capable of 5x zoom. From a usage point of view, the button placement is good with only three buttons on top- Power, shutter release and high speed photography. As in most new Sony Cybershot cameras, the menu button is used for almost all the camera functions except mode selection.

Sony Dsc-Wx1

One of the main features of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 is that due to its extremely fast image processor and its high end sensor and lens, it is capable of clicking pictures in extremely low light. This works perfectly during twilights, for which there is a separate mode, as well as for any low light scene where a flash would disrupt the image or where a regular camera would suffer from motion blur. The fastest shutter speed is 2 seconds which is one of the few negative points in the camera with virtually no chromatic aberrations or color distortion. The optical zoom of 5x is high in its category and can even be used during video mode where you can shoot movies in 720p HD quality. The time to take a picture is extremely low both between start up and between shots and is only about 1.5-1.7 seconds and 2.3 seconds with flash. The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 has a burst fire mode that works perfectly and can click 10 frames per second.

Sony Dsc-Wx1

Photograph quality is above average but is not extraordinary as some users might expect due to the high end lens and sensor. Indoors and outdoors the camera gives good quality photographs with or without flash, but at and above ISO 1600, noise is apparent. Colors on the other hand are perfectly represented and are vibrant and natural. The panoramic shot is one of the highlights of this model with an easy to use one click mode.

Sony Dsc-Wx1

The internal memory in the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 specifications is 11MB and is expandable through Sony’s Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo memory cards. A larger capacity card is recommended as images tend to be 3 MB or larger, not to mention shooting 720p HD movies would hog space. The battery life is good and can capture 350 shots and run for 175 minutes continuously.

Sony Dsc-Wx1

Overall the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 is a simple camera without too many shooting modes or other bells and whistles but in its category it is an above average performer with some fun features and modes. The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 is available to buy at a price of about Rs.20000 all over India.

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