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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 is a Ultra-Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 125-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 125-3200. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/1600 to 2s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/1600, fast action cannot be frozen. Given that is does not support very slow shutter-speeds, this camera is unsuitable for night photography.

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 features a 9-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame.

This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelCybershot DSC-WX5
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 125 - 3200 Shutter-Speed 1/1600 - 2s
Lens24 - 120mm F/2.4 - 5.9 / 7.1 - 16.8Mininum Focus5cm (w) / 50cm (t)
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System 9-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 2.8" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesAuto Scene Modes13Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Gourmet, Pet, Soft Skin
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 10 FPS, 10 JPEG Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor No
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 5.1 - 2.1m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format AVHCD WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Memory Stick Duo, Internal Memory GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 230 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2010-07-08, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 92 x 52 x 22mm (W x H x D) Weight 130g

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Sony DSC-WX5 Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 125-3200
5X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/1600-2s
Built-in StabilizationCustom white-balance
10 FPS Drive, 10 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
2.8" LCD 460K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
Memory Stick Duo
Internal Memory
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