Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot WX10 is a 16.2MP point and shoot camera with a 7x optical zoom that debuted at CES 2011 . I had the opportunity to go hands-on with a preproduction version of the compact shooter for a few minutes at Sony’s CES booth. Below you will find my initial impressions of the new camera.
Excerpt: With a body measuring about the width and height of a stack of business cards, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 point-and-shoot camera ($399.00) packs a surprising amount of features into a slight frame. It offers not only (very limited) manual controls for shutter and aperture, but also a buffet of futuristic extras: three separate ways to capture 3D images, 1080i video capture at a smooth 60 frames per second and modes for low-light shooting, panorama images and backlight...
Excerpt: Sony is well known for its pocket-sized Cyber-shot point and shoots majoring heavily on style, and the latest upgrade in the (familiar, rectangular) shape of the DSC-WX10 wisely refuses to buck that trend. We had the metal fronted, champagne-coloured option in for review (as opposed to sober black), and upon raising this unashamedly eye-catching example out of its box it's clear it has the requisite wow factor.
Conclusion: Offering brains as well as beauty, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 falls between your auto everything snapshot and enthusiast-targeted premium compacts such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 , Canon PowerShot S95 et al. It offers a best of both worlds, providing reliable results when all you want to do is just point and shoot, with the added extra of limited manual control - and a whole host of gimmicky effects - when you do occasionally want to, if not exactly push, then...
Pros: High quality construction, lashings of style, feature packed thus offering a degree of future proofing, good quality results in daylight and low light with minimal user effort required
Cons: Lack of decent handgrip, some extras verge on the gimmicky
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot WX10 is the company’s new Canon Ixus challenger bringing with it 16.2 megapixels, a new sensor, and a host of other goodies to boot and we grabbed an afternoon with the new model at Kenilworth Castle to find out a little more. The DSC-WX10 sits just above the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 and comes with a 7x optical lens that promises to get you that little bit closer.