Summary: I'm a creative photographer and like experimenting with photos manually (light, shutter speed, aperture settings etc...) and already have a great DSLR camera. But sometimes it's a little big to carry places where I'd like to be discrete taking pictures. I was looking for something small and simple to shoot but would also have advantages over my DSLR. After researching point and shoots I narrowed my choices down to the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 and Canon S90.
Summary: I prefer small pocket size cameras which can take nice still photos and good movie clips. That is why for a number of years I had successively Sony DSC-T1, T30, and T100 ultra-compacts. They fitted all my needs at that time and I was happy with their perfromance. But time flies and new cameras with higher resolution and better movie quality started appearing on the market, so I purchased at that time a newest Sony DSC-W300 13.6MP camera which looked pretty good on the...
Summary: Had this camera for about a month now - its a fine camera and has the usual settings/functions as mentioned by others. There are some quirks with this camera which I wanted to point out. GOOD- Photo Quality - Others cover this so I wont go into it, but basically the photos are very good.
Summary: I decided to purchase a new pocket camera to take on a trip to Disney World. I needed low light capabilities for indoor and nighttime pictures without a flash and a wide angle lens. I purchased two cameras and compared them for several days prior to the trip. The two cameras were the Sony WX1/B and the Canon S90. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The Sony is smaller, has better battery life, and does HD video.
Summary: Low-light was not as good as the hype, and normal everyday pics are much softer/fuzzier than my canon a650. This might not seem fair, as the canon has a bigger sensor, but I was hoping the ordinary, undemanding daylight images of the sony would be relatively close to the canon. Bottom line is that they weren't, and the low-light performance wasn't good enough to compensate.
Summary: I had really high hopes for this camera. Great size, low light capability, panorama, high speed burst, and HD video with optical zoom. Well, 2 out of 5 doesn't cut it compared to other cameras available today. The size and video are great. The low light capability was good, but not that much better than my Sony H20. The big disappointmet was the bright light image quality. It was NOT good at all.
Summary: I own cameras in this size range because they will fit easily enough in my pants, shirt or coat pocket. Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to take an image worth framing, and they are handy for recording still or video information in stores, etc. Lately, I have been carrying a Canon PowerShot SD780IS, which is only slightly thinner than the WX1 but considerably less boxy. Also, I tried a Canon SD940IS.
Summary: I had an old Sony digital camera DSC-V1, and I decided to 'upgrade' to the DSC WX1. I have used it extensively over the last 18 months or so and it performs as described, with the exception that I am disappointed with the image quality. Images do not seem pin sharp like my old Sony (maybe due to the wide angle coverage), and colours tend to be 'milky' and washed out compared to the vivid colours on the old camera (maybe due to the high sensitivity array).
Summary: I'd support almost all of the positive comments about the Cybershot WX1 including its compact form, ease of use, and use in low light. However, I returned my first WX1 to Amazon because of what I thought was a fault. When using the flash in dark conditions the lower left of each and every picture was under exposed. The replacement arrived today and has exactly the same problem.
Summary: Good camera for easy shots above water. I bought it for underwater photography with the 40m rated Sony housing. The HD clips were of excellent video quality. Good colours. But audio quality is poor. Mechanical buzzing on playback so your clips will need a soundtrack to hide this. As an underwater still camera it took some getting used to. There is an underwater mode to set it in but compared to the movie mode the colours were poor.