Excerpt: I was very happy to be selected part of Sony’s WX1 Panoramic photo contest. For a quick recap, a select group of people took a bunch of panoramic shots, people vote on the best picture and Sony will give 10 WX1 cameras to a school of the winners choice. It’s a great way of promoting what is easily this camera’s greatest feature, the sweep panorama shot. My initial impressions were the camera was very user [...
Reviewing the Best Digital Cameras for Low Light Photography Under $250
27 March 2010
Excerpt: It's hard to take good pictures in low light, especially with point-and-shoot cameras. If you want to take great photos at concerts, family gatherings, parties, or any indoor occasion, get a camera designed for taking great low-light images. Here...
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 does cost a bit much for a camera with no manual shutter or aperture controls. However, for the price, you get a very compact, very stylish camera that takes excellent photos in dark settings, and its unique in-camera modes make it a great all-purpose pocket camera.
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 ($349) is an ultra-compact, point-and-shoot camera that uses a new "back-illuminated" CMOS sensor, which promises better higher sensitivity and less noise than traditional CCDs. Throw in a wide and fast 5X zoom lens, HD movie recording, and a fair number of point-and-shoot features, and the WX1 looks like it could compete against the reining low light champ, the Fuji FinePix F200EXR.
Summary: Overall, I think the Sony WX1 is one of the leading, consumer-oriented point and shoot cameras. If you’re ready to recognize that a pocket-sized camera is smarter than you, and you can trust it to do it’s job, you’ll have a happy relationship with the Sony WX1.
Excerpt: New to Sony’s Cyber-shot range of digital compact cameras, the DSC-WX1 makes full use of its high burst-shooting speed to offer some innovative and genuinely useful features. The WX1 is a small and lightweight offering, perfect for the pocket or ultra-miniature purse. Build quality is to Sony’s usual high standards, and despite its compactness the camera still feels solid.