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Sony 16.2 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50 - DSC-WX50

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Sony 16.2 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50, Model DSCWX50S

Get a mountain of shooting power that fits in the palm of your hand with this compact, easy to use Cyber-shot® DSC-WX50 digital camera. Packing 16.2 megapixels, capture frame-worthy, high quality still images of all your adventures. Get close to the action with 5x optical zoom and 10x Clear Image zoom which doubles the optical zoom for closer, clearer pictures. Photos not enough for you? Try the Full HD 1080/60i movie mode to capture compelling video wherever you wander. And with an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, take advantage of outstanding low-light performance for brilliant, balanced images even in darker settings.

Key Features:

  • 16.2 Megapixels
  • "Exmor® R" CMOS Sensor
  • 2.7" LCD
  • 5x Optical And 10x Clear Image Zoom
  • Full HD 1080/60i Video
  • Up To 10fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3D Still Image
  • 3D Sweep Panorama

Features:

  • 16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor This camera features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss® lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor® R CMOS sensor and BIONZ® image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
  • Capture the decisive moment - up to 10fps Capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
  • Superior Auto mode Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
  • Anti-blink function It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
  • Natural Flash Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
  • Full HD 1080/60i Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video.¹ This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
  • Picture Effect Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select models have up to nine effects.
  • Smile Shutter™ technology Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select Smile Shutter™ and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
  • Sweep Multi Angle™ mode In Sweep Multi Angle™ mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD.
  • Optical zoom plus Clear Image zoom Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
  • Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking.4 Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization.Now it’s easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
  • Background Defocus DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
  • Face Detection technology Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Soft Skin modePortrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
  • Motion Detection Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type : Compact zoom

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
  • Aperture : f 2.6-6.3
  • Optical Zoom : 5x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 25-125mm / Movie 16:9: 29-145mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm(Optical SteadyShot Active)
  • Lens Construction : 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance : iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(2'') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(39 3/8'') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(2'') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(39 3/8'') to Infinity)
  • Aspheric Elements : 3
  • Clear Image Zoom : 10x
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes : Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation : Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Scene Mode(s) : High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater
  • D-Range Optimizer : Standard
  • ISO : Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
  • White Balance Mode : Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction : Auto / On / Off
  • Erase/Protect : Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor : 1/2.3" Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor : BIONZ®
  • Pixel Gross : 16.8MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution : 16.2MP
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters

LCD Display

  • LCD Type : 2.7" Clear Photo™ LCD (460K dots)
  • Brightness Control : 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
  • Histogram
  • Grid Display (Off / On)

Drive System

  • Self-timer : Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
  • Shutter Speeds : iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
  • Burst Mode : Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)

Advanced Features

  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Sweep Panorama : Intelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Face Detection : 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology
  • Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode Image Stabilization4
  • In-Camera Editing : Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Shooting Tips
  • Background Defocus
  • Superior Auto
  • Tracking Focus : Off / Auto
  • Blink Detection
  • Photo Creativity
  • Picture Effects : HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration

Power

  • Battery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity : typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.0W
  • Power Requirements : AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W

Recording

  • Media Type : optional “Memory Stick Duo” (No movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”, optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
  • Still Image Mode : JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3 : 16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
  • Panorama Still Image Size : HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
  • Sweep Multi Angle Image Size : 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Video Format : AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
  • Video Mode : AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
  • Photo Capture from Movie
  • Dual Record
  • Audio Format : AC3 (Stereo)
  • Microphone/Speaker : Stero/mono
  • Wind Noise Reduction : Off/on

Focus Control

  • AF Modes : Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator : Auto / Off

Flash

  • Flash Modes : Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
  • Flash Coverage : ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 5.3m(7 7/8 inches to 17 feet 4 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.0m to 2.2 m(3feet 3 3/8 inches to 7 feet 2 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.5 m(24 feet 7 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx.3.2 m(10 feet 6 inches)(T)

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot : MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
  • HD Output : Mini HDMI
  • USB Port(s) : Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
  • TransferJet : Send, Receive

What's In The Box:

  • Battery (NP-BN)
  • Wrist Strap
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Instruction Manual

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 0.78"
  • Height: 2.13"
  • Width: 3.75"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Limited 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels16.2 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.13"
Width (inches)3.75"
Depth (inches)0.78"
Optical Zoom5x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length28-140mm
Focus ModesAuto
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2/10 seconds
Shutter Speed4" - 1/1600
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Card
Power SourceLi-ion Battery Pack
White BalanceAuto
  

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Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50
 
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5.0

jed

By jed1

from Fl

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

I just received the camera so still learning to use it. Did not look at book yet but should do so. Now just fun playing with it! After I become more familiar with it will try to remember to return and update my report. But so far a fantastic camera every shot clear and bright despite deliberately trying to shoot under poor conditions.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

not geeky enough

By majus

from Austin, TX

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

I love the camera. It's with me always. I love its small size. I love its low-light sensitivity. I'm impressed by the way it takes multiple images in some modes and recombines them for enhanced dynamic range. I went head-to-head with a friend comparing features with his Canon Elph 300, and he had more control in some areas. The Canon was more powerful for photo geeks. The Sony is more useable for non-geeks, but getting the most out if requires considerable geekiness. It really doesn't make sense not to have included a manual exposure+aperture mode. I'm jealous of the Canon's ability to "take movies continuously, and then when you hit the shutter, capture the previous 5 seconds in a mini-movie". But I'm very happy with the Sony. The biggest thing I'd wish for, after Manual, is "weather resistance". It begs to be stuffed in a pocket or backpack and forgotten until needed, but those are dirty unfriendly environments for this camera. You can't beat this camera for the price. The other geek-features (3D, sweeping panorama, smile detection, funky art modes like "toy camera", "miniature") will mostly never be used, but they work fine and are fun.

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5.0

EXTRAORDINARY

By tigerlion

from chennai, india

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

Very very handy,Beautiful finishing,Awsome display,Stunningly styled, compact and beautifully easy to use, the Cyber-shot WX50 digital camera offers extraordinary imaging possibilities and limitless creative options. Step up to high-performance imaging with SLR-like quality, 3D and smooth Full HD 1080i video.

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2.0

Not up to 2012 Image quality standards

By jansci

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

Was eagerly waiting for this camera, great specs and features and with a decent price. While all the features worked as advertised: panorama, 1080i video, color isolation, etc., the main purpose of the camera (taking pictures) seem to have been forgotten. Zoom in any image (1:1) and you'll see a picture that seems to have been painted using a brush and watercolor. Edges and details are all washed out. My 6 year old Canon S3 takes better pictures than this.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE THIS CAMERA!

By SunnyD

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

I wanted a camera that would make you say "Wow" and this camera does just that. I love it.

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5.0

This is a great camera ...

By Skully

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

This is a great camera for a great price. I was especially impressed with the low light capability. I did review dozens of other cameras in this price range and I am VERY happy with the ease and functionality of this camera. Thank you Sony for a great product !

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5.0

Exactly what I needed

By JoeyK

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

This is a great camera for travel! Small, lightweight, and it's easy to transfer photos to my computer.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great in low light

By Samer

from Northridge, CA

Comments about Sony 16.2 Megapixels Black Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50:

My first impression on this camera is that it is a great camera for price offered. with 2.6 min aperture lens images are really great, bright even without flash. colors on camera's screen are little bit more red but on the computer monitor they are correct. of course photos are not sharp compared to CCD sensor cameras but they are one of the best for CMOS ones. wish if there was control on aperture and color modes.

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Sony 16.2 Megapixels Silver Cyber Shot Digital Camera WX50

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