Excerpt: Stylish point and shoot cameras are two-a-penny, so what's the hook with this one, being as diminutive as Nikon's Coolpix S5100 if marginally broader in depth? Well, Sony's 12.2 effective megapixel, 5x optical zoom Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is notable, along with the DSC-TX9, for introducing the 3D Sweep Panorama functionality first seen on its NEX compact system cameras to the snapshot Cyber-shot range.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 review: A compact Sony camera with a great image sensor and the ability to shoot 3D photos
Good Gear Guide.au
2 January 2011
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is one of the first 3D digital cameras on the market, and it can work in conjunction with a Sony BRAVIA 3D TV. However, it brings so much more to the table, including excellent image clarity, a wide aperture, very good low-light performance and plenty of novelty features. We're not fans of its buttons and levers, which we think could be much better, but the overall performance and the built-in capabilities out-weigh the negatives.
Pros: Excellent image clarity, f/2.4 aperture, very good high ISO performance, stacks of novelty features (some of which are useful)
Cons: Controls could be better, photo playback is unintuitive, sometimes struggles in very bright conditions
Excerpt: Sony has a history of embracing 3D technology. From the Sony PS3 Slim to the Sony Bravia HX803 and now the Sony Cyber-shot WX5 , the world of 3D is welcomed with open arms where Sony is concerned.
Summary: The diminutive Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is a well-built compact camera that will let you take 3D images. Packing plenty of hi-tech features, it offers decent value for money, even if it does feel gimmicky on occasions.
Pros: Well-made and compact, Easy to use, Colourful results, '3D sweep panorama' feature is fun, Bright and clear LCD display, Records 1080i videos
Cons: Some features are gimmicky, You need a 3D TV to view '3D sweep panorama' images in 3D