Expand your visual horizons with the Sony DSC-WX50. Capture stunning images and Full HD 1080/60i video with its 16.2MP CMOS sensor and stabilized 5X optical/10X Clear Image zoom lens. View 3D stills and Sweep Panorama images on its 2.7" LCD, and use Face Detection, Smile Shutter, and Natural Flash to improve portraits.
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor - This camera features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's Carl Zeiss lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
Optical zoom plus Clear Image zoom - Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
Full HD 1080/60i - Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Capture the decisive moment - up to 10fps - Capture full 16.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode - Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode for blur-free movies even while walking.4 Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization.Now it's easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode - Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode - With Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
Background Defocus - DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Picture Effect - Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select models have up to nine effects.
Superior Auto mode - Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Face Detection technology - Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Smile Shutter technology - Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select Smile Shutter and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Anti-blink function - It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Soft Skin mode - Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode - Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
Natural Flash - Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
Motion Detection - Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
Sweep Multi Angle mode - In Sweep Multi Angle mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera's Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera's LCD.
Camera Type: Compact zoom
Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS SensorProcessor: BIONZPixel Gross: 16.8MPEffective Picture Resolution: 16.2MPColor Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type: optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)Still Image Mode: JPEGStill Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 16.2 MegapixelsStill Image Size 16:9: 12M(4,608 x 2,592) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)Still Image Size 4:3: 16M(4,608 x 3,456) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGAPanorama Still Image Size: HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)Sweep Multi Angle Image Size: 2M (1,920 x 1,080)Video Format: AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4Video Mode: AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)Photo Capture from Movie: YesDual Record: YesAudio Format: AC3 (Stereo)Microphone/Speaker: Stero/monoWind Noise Reduction: Off/on
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-TessarOptical Zoom: 5xFocal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 16:9: 28-140mm / Still 4:3: 25-125mm / Movie 16:9: 29-145mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm(Optical SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 35-175mm(Optical SteadyShot Standard), 37-185mm(Optical SteadyShot Active)Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groupsMinimum Focus Distance: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(2'') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(39 3/8'') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(2'') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm(39 3/8'') to Infinity)Aspheric Elements: 3Clear Image Zoom: 10xSteady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
LCD Type: 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)Histogram: YesGrid Display: Yes (Off / On)
AF Modes: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking FocusAF Illuminator: Auto / Off
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / SpotExposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV stepScene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / UnderwaterD-Range Optimizer: StandardISO: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800White Balance Mode: Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater
Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2Shutter Speeds: iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash OffFlash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 5.3m(7 7/8 inches to 17 feet 4 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.0m to 2.2 m(3feet 3 3/8 inches to 7 feet 2 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.5 m(24 feet 7 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx.3.2 m(10 feet 6 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / OffErase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
Anti Motion Blur: YesSweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep PanoramaFace Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)Smile Shutter technology: YesImage Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image StabilizationIn-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp MaskingIntelligent Auto: YesShooting Tips: YesBackground Defocus: YesSuperior Auto: YesTracking Focus: Off / AutoBlink Detection: YesPhoto Creativity: YesPicture Effects: HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC CompatibleHD Output: Mini HDMIUSB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)TransferJet: Send: Yes, Receive: Yes
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): W x H x D: 3 3/4" x 2 1/8" x 25/32" (92.2mm x 52.0mm x 19.1mm)Weight (Approx.): 4.1 oz. (117g)Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 3.6 oz. (101g)
Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6VBattery Capacity: typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.0WPower Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
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this cam not scam
from Cyberjaya, MY
About Me Casual Photographer
Comments about Sony DSC-WX50/B - 16.2MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera 5X Optical Zoom 2.7" LCD (Black):
there no flash in vedio onlu when u take picsbut very helpfull camera
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
not geeky enough
from Austin, TX
I love the camera. It's with me always. I love its small size. I love its low-light sensitivity. I'm impressed by the way it takes multiple images in some modes and recombines them for enhanced dynamic range. I went head-to-head with a friend comparing features with his Canon Elph 300, and he had more control in some areas. The Canon was more powerful for photo geeks. The Sony is more useable for non-geeks, but getting the most out if requires considerable geekiness. It really doesn't make sense not to have included a manual exposure+aperture mode. I'm jealous of the Canon's ability to "take movies continuously, and then when you hit the shutter, capture the previous 5 seconds in a mini-movie". But I'm very happy with the Sony. The biggest thing I'd wish for, after Manual, is "weather resistance". It begs to be stuffed in a pocket or backpack and forgotten until needed, but those are dirty unfriendly environments for this camera. You can't beat this camera for the price. The other geek-features (3D, sweeping panorama, smile detection, funky art modes like "toy camera", "miniature") will mostly never be used, but they work fine and are fun.
from chennai, india
Very very handy,Beautiful finishing,Awsome display,Stunningly styled, compact and beautifully easy to use, the Cyber-shot WX50 digital camera offers extraordinary imaging possibilities and limitless creative options. Step up to high-performance imaging with SLR-like quality, 3D and smooth Full HD 1080i video.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not up to 2012 Image quality standards
Was eagerly waiting for this camera, great specs and features and with a decent price. While all the features worked as advertised: panorama, 1080i video, color isolation, etc., the main purpose of the camera (taking pictures) seem to have been forgotten. Zoom in any image (1:1) and you'll see a picture that seems to have been painted using a brush and watercolor. Edges and details are all washed out. My 6 year old Canon S3 takes better pictures than this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
LOVE THIS CAMERA!
from Nashville, TN
I wanted a camera that would make you say "Wow" and this camera does just that. I love it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is a great camera ...
This is a great camera for a great price. I was especially impressed with the low light capability. I did review dozens of other cameras in this price range and I am VERY happy with the ease and functionality of this camera. Thank you Sony for a great product !
Exactly what I needed
This is a great camera for travel! Small, lightweight, and it's easy to transfer photos to my computer.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great in low light
from Northridge, CA
My first impression on this camera is that it is a great camera for price offered. with 2.6 min aperture lens images are really great, bright even without flash. colors on camera's screen are little bit more red but on the computer monitor they are correct. of course photos are not sharp compared to CCD sensor cameras but they are one of the best for CMOS ones. wish if there was control on aperture and color modes.