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.
Summary: Point and shoot digital cameras have come a long way in the past decade – most are now capable of capturing high quality images outdoors in good light. But digital cameras generally don’t do as well in low-light situations, indoors, and after dark.
Pros: Great low-light shooter, Excellent 5x zoom, 720p movie mode
Cons: Dense menus, Some overexposure, Auto exposure only
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: 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...