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.
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: Harley Ogier gets panoramic with Sony’s new Cyber-shot 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.
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 WX1 is one of the first cameras to use Sony’s new Exmor R sensor. It’s a smart ultra-portable model, but with its 2.7in screen and basic controls, there’s nothing on the outside to explain the relatively high price.
Excerpt: The WX1 falls into Sony's W series and is one of the high-spec compacts in the range. Featuring a 10.2 Exmor R sensor and 5x Optical zoom that's equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm terms, this pocket compact shares similarities to Sony's TX1, another slimline compact that was recently featured in Digital...