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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 is a compact 10.2 megapixel digital camera offered by Sony.

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Pros

slim, stylish body

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great low light performance

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optical image stabilization

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shoots video in 720p high definition

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good build quality

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face detection, smile detection

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Cons

fairly noisy in low light - despite claims

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non-standard PC connection

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utilizes less well known, less capacious and more expensive proprietary Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo flash storage

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 is a compact 10.2 megapixel digital camera offered by Sony. It has a wide agle 24mm lens with 5x optical zoom letting you take pictures in small rooms or zoom in on your subject in a large space. It incorporates the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and boasts stunning low-light performance, reducing grain by more than 50%, even without a flash. It can shoot HD movies with 720p resolution with MPEG4 format. The BIONZ image processor delivers high resolution and fast performance which enables Sweep Panorama Mode to create the wide panoramic image in the camera in just seconds and clear images in low light settings. The Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 9 different scenes and the Intelligent AF quickly locks focus on your subject.The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to automatically detect and correct camera shake to prevent blurring. The Intelligent Auto mode detects faces and lighting conditions, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 9 different scenes and the Intelligent AF quickly locks focus on your subject.

Specifications
  • Imaging Device : 1/2.4" (7.79mm) "Exmor R" CMOS
  • Megapixel : 10.2MP
  • Processor : BionzTM Image Processor
  • Recording Media : 11MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
  • Service and Warranty Information: Limited 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Optics/Lens:
    • 35mm Equivalent : 24-120mm
    • Aperture Range : Auto (F2.4/F7.1(W), 2 steps) / Program Auto (F2.4/F7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
    • Digital Zoom : Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
    • Exposure Compensation : Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
    • Face Detection : 8 face(flash, focus, exposure, white balance, child/adult priority, blink, face motion detection)
    • Focal Length : 4.25-21.25mm
    • Focus : 9 points / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF
    • Macro Mode : Auto Macro
    • Optical Zoom : 5x
    • Shutter Speed : Auto(2 - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1 - 1/1,600)
    • Smart Zoom Technology : 5M:Approx.7.0x(Total), 3M:Approx.8.9x(Total), VGA:Approx.28x(Total), 16:9(2M):Approx.9.5x(Total)
    • Total Zoom : Approximately 10x
  • Software:
    • Operating System Compatibility : Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Mac OSX v(10.3-10.5)
    • Supplied Software : Picture Motion Browser Vers 4.3 + USB Driver (Not supported by Macintosh Operating Systems)
  • Weights and Measurements:
    • Dimensions (Approx.) : 3 9/16" x 2 1/16" x 25/32" (90.5mm x 51.8mm x 19.8mm )
    • Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 5.3oz. (149g) - With battery and Memory Stick PRO DuoTM media.
    • Power:
    • Battery Capacity : Approx. 175 minutes / Approx. 350 images
    • Battery Type : LITHIUM ION / InfoLITHIUM G type 3.6V
  • Convenience:
    • Burst Mode : 10fps at 10.2MP
    • Date/Time Stamp : Available in the included PMB software.
    • Dynamic Range Optimizer : Standard / Off / Plus
    • Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShotâ„¢ Image Stabilization
    • Media/Battery Indicator : Yes/Yes
    • Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility : Tested to support up to 16GB Memory Stick DUO PRO media capacity; does not support Access Control security function.
    • Red-Eye Reduction : Auto / On / Off
    • Scene Mode(s) : Movie (Auto Adjustment / High Sensitivity / Underwater) / Scenes (High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Hi-speed Shutter / Underwater / Gourmet)
    • Self Timer : Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
    • Still Image Mode(s) : Normal (JPEG) / Burst (JPEG) / Bracketing (JPEG) - AE(Plus / Minus 0.3EV / 0.7EV / 1.0EV)
    • White Balance : Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push / Underwater White Balance Mode (Auto / One Push) / Underwater 1 (Blue Water)/ Underwater 2 (Green Water)
  • Processor: BIONZ Engine
  • Control: ISO : Auto / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Hardware:
    • LCD : 2.7"1 Clear Photo LCD 230K
    • Lens Construction : 6 elements in 5 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
    • Lens Type : Sony G-lens
    • Microphone/Speaker : Mono / Mono
    • Viewfinder : No
  • Operating Conditions:
    • Flash Effective Range : ISO Auto: Approx.0.2-Approx.5.0m(W) / Approx.0.5-Approx.2.0m)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0m(W) / Approx.4.0m(T)
    • Flash Mode(s) : Auto / Flash On / Slow Syncro / Flash Off
  • Convenience Features:
    • AF Illuminator Light : Auto / Off
    • In-Camera Editing : Trimming / Red Eye Correction
    • Movie Mode(s) : 1280 x 720 (Fine) (Approx.30fps, Progressive); 1280 x 720 (Standard) (Approx.30fps, Progressive); 640 x 480 VGA (Approx.30fps, Progressive)
    • Multi-Pattern Measuring : Yes
    • NightFraming System : No
    • NightShot Infrared System : No
    • PictBridge Compatible : Yes
    • Power Save Mode : Yes (after approx. 3 min. of inactivity)
  • Inputs and Outputs:
    • Accessory Terminal : Multi connector
    • Audio/Video Output(s) : Yes via Mutli-Use Connector
    • HD Output : Yes (1080i) 5
    • USB Port(s) : Yes - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
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