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DSC-WX50 - 16.2MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera 5X Optical Zoom 2.7` LCD (Silver)
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Sony DSC-WX50 - 16.2MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera 5X Optical Zoom 2.7" LCD (Silver)

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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 more.

Product Description:

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.

Product Details:

  • 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
  • 5x Optical zoom plus 10x clear image zoom
  • Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps
  • Optical Image stabilization with improved active mode
  • 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode for one shot landscapes in high resolution
  • Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
  • Superior Auto; awesome shots, automatically
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies
  • Anti-blink, Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions
  • Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes, and wrinkles
  • iSCN detects 33 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings
  • Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
  • Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
  • Sweep Multi Angle technology for 3D-like view on the camera's LCD

Product Specifications:


Camera Type: Compact zoom

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor: BIONZ
Pixel Gross: 16.8MP
Effective Picture Resolution: 16.2MP
Color 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: JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 16.2 Megapixels
Still 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) / VGA
Panorama 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/MP4
Video 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: Yes
Dual Record: Yes
Audio Format: AC3 (Stereo)
Microphone/Speaker: Stero/mono
Wind Noise Reduction: Off/on


Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Optical Zoom: 5x
Focal 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 groups
Minimum 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: 3
Clear Image Zoom: 10x
Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes

LCD Display

LCD Type: 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)
Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Normal) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Histogram: Yes
Grid Display: Yes (Off / On)

Focus Control

AF Modes: Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator: Auto / Off

Exposure System

Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene 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 / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer: Standard
ISO: Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White 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

Drive System

Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter 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 Off
Flash 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)

Convenience Features

Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD

Advanced Features

Anti Motion Blur: Yes
Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Shooting Tips: Yes
Background Defocus: Yes
Superior Auto: Yes
Tracking Focus: Off / Auto
Blink Detection: Yes
Photo Creativity: Yes
Picture 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 Compatible
HD Output: Mini HDMI
USB 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 3.6V
Battery Capacity: typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W

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5 out of 5 stars   Would buy it again!!
By Maria Iglesias (Puerto Rico) April 13, 2013
Review submitted for Sony DSC-WX50 - 16.2MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera 5X Optical Zoom 2.7" LCD (Silver) (SNDSCWX50S)
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Pros: Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Great Zoom, Short Lag Time, Good Image Stabilization, Small / Compact, Nice Body Color, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use
Other Comments: Love it!!! its the best camera I have ever used!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good Product
By Henry7272000 (Alameda, CA) November 06, 2012
Review submitted for Sony DSC-WX50 - 16.2MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera 5X Optical Zoom 2.7" LCD (Silver) (SNDSCWX50S)
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Pros: Good in Low Light
Cons: Limited Zoom, Poor Flash, No Viewfinder
Other Comments: o.k produxct
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