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6.2 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

The sleek DSC-WX1 incorporates the “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and boa Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Very good pocket camera. But Exmor R isn't as good as promised.

Navarro L. Parker "Motion Graphics Dude", Amazon
24 August 2010
  • Summary: This is a very very nice pocket camera. It's far smaller than the photos suggest. This replaces my Samsung NV24HD. I bought this camera because of its 24mm super wide lens and the promise of Sony's new Exmor R chip. But it's a mixed bag. While it does have more low-light sensitivity, noise is still just as bad as other cameras. Photos taken during "twilight" (or street lights) look dramatically better than a regular camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Camera

Kai Ingwersen "Kai", Amazon
24 August 2010
  • Summary: I like this camera. I would buy it again. I would ask SONY to change a few things: 1) The power and shutter buttons are too flush and difficult to feel in the dark. I would give then some texture as they are unusable with gloves. 2) The battery/memory stick panel opens too easily when pulling the camera out of a pocket or tight spot. 3) Most importantly for me, the shutter does not click fast enough.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Low-light Camera

GG, Amazon
24 August 2010
  • Summary: If I could, I would probably give the WX1 4 1/2 stars. It is excellent in low light. I took it to New England's largest fair. The night photos and videos of the amusement rides and parade came out very clear. The shots inside the exhibit buildings also had nice color and clarity (all without flash and set to "P"). I also took it to the Providence Jack O'Lantern Spectacular and Waterfire (all outdoor night shots).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Pocket Camera With A Little Tinkering

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 August 2010
  • Summary: It was probably a month or two ago that I saw some press releases on a new point and shoot Sony had coming out, the WX1, which intrigued me. Like a lot of photo enthusiasts, while a DSLR is the weapon of choice, the elusive holy grail seems to be a small point and shoot camera that can slip in your pocket so you can be packing at all times, yet would still take good looking photos that are not so riddled with noise (a problem almost always plaguing point and shoots...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camra for the $ and easy to use with good features

224sss, Ebay
4 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera 2 months ago. Shipping was really quick...5*'s to the seller...Camera is compact and easy to carry in your pocket. Camera performs good in low light. Night shots are not consistent. Love the Panorama feature but pictures are not always good, some time you see disconnect in the center of image. Night images are also not consistent but most of the images are good. Good battery life. Camera is really quick and responsive which I love most.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camra for the $ and easy to use with good features

224sss, Ebay
4 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera 2 months ago. Shipping was really quick...5*'s to the seller...Camera is compact and easy to carry in your pocket. Camera performs good in low light. Night shots are not consistent. Love the Panorama feature but pictures are not always good, some time you see disconnect in the center of image. Night images are also not consistent but most of the images are good. Good battery life. Camera is really quick and responsive which I love most.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camra for the $ and easy to use with good features

224sss, Ebay
4 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera 2 months ago. Shipping was really quick...5*'s to the seller...Camera is compact and easy to carry in your pocket. Camera performs good in low light. Night shots are not consistent. Love the Panorama feature but pictures are not always good, some time you see disconnect in the center of image. Night images are also not consistent but most of the images are good. Good battery life. Camera is really quick and responsive which I love most.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cybershot DSC WX-1

cashmt, Ebay
22 July 2010
  • Summary: This camera is super-compact and has a good build quality. Overall picture quality is above average. Low-light shots are excellent for a compact camera. Noise control is good but prints show noticeable software-based noise reduction at high ISOs. This camera is fast and the lens is good, but I was expecting less barrel distortion from Sony's vaunted "G" lens badge.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

drg, Photography Review
22 July 2010
  • Summary: This camera was purchases by me for my mother to use at a reunion. The combination of low light capability, Sweep Panorama function, and video function were the primary 'specs' desired. I decided that it shouldn't just be any old camera as I'd use it myself eventually. I found a set of store demo models on sale and choose a 'new' one and at quite a bargain. So far I have used it regularly but not extensively.
  • Pros: - Low light images are excellent., - Sweep Panorama is not just a gimmick!, - Face and Smile detection work well., - Nice build with minor exception including access door., - Good LCD., - Good AF., - Burst Mode.
  • Cons: Size I'm putting in the weakness column as this is another almost too small camera. The controls border on being difficult as they are all very close together., - For what should be optimum lighting for a camera, adjustments are needed to get optimum performance, and it seems to change., - A couple of features can get in the way including the Dynamic Range Optimization and the Intelligent mode sometimes isn't., - No viewfinder, but that's common., - I am not a fan of ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cybershot DSC WX-1

cashmt, Ebay
22 July 2010
  • Summary: This camera is super-compact and has a good build quality. Overall picture quality is above average. Low-light shots are excellent for a compact camera. Noise control is good but prints show noticeable software-based noise reduction at high ISOs. This camera is fast and the lens is good, but I was expecting less barrel distortion from Sony's vaunted "G" lens badge.
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