Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5
77
Based on 26 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Plenty of features, Image quality, Small and stylish
  • Bright, wide-angle 5x zoom, Optical image stabilization (though see related
  • Plenty of shooting modes; Slim, stylish-looking camera with brushed metal exterior; stereo microphone.

Cons:

  • Noise at ISO1600 and ISO3200, 3D TV required to view 3D Sweep Panorama images
  • Lens or image stabilization produced some blurred images at slow shutter speeds, Image stabilization cannot be turned off, Noise reduction sometimes more aggressive than necessary, Blooming noticeable around very bright areas, Background Defocus can ac...

Expert reviews and ratings

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

Put aside the camera’s tedious 3D feature and you have a superb compact that’s fun and easy, and will no doubt help you push your compact skills further Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Available in smart-looking brushed silver or sophisticated matt black incarnations, the pocket-sized 12.2-effective megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 was much trumpeted on its release in late 2010 for being one of only two Cyber-shots to feature...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Sony WX5 is an excellent compact camera. It's pleasant to use and takes high-quality photos and videos. However, its slow start-up time (2.4 sec.), poor sound and a battery that'll only give you half a day's use unfortunately hold in...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

Overall the WX5 offers plenty of features and good performance at a reasonable price. The 3D Sweep Panorama mode is an extra feature for those with a 3D TV but will probably not appeal to most. For around the £200 mark you are getting a stylish...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

In providing one touch Full HD video recording in stereo and 3D capability (up to a point), the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 offers good value for anyone wanting all the latest must-haves in one pocket sized package that won't cause the bailiffs to come...

By Cameras UK on 84

I found the Sony Cybershot DSC WX5 to be a good all round digital camera that offers something a little different to the rest of the pack. Based on the features and claims from Sony I had hoped that picture quality would be something extra special....

By Digital Arts Online on 70

Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is very similar to its predecessor, the DSC-WX1, but gains a pair of 3D-shooting modes. 3D Sweep Panorama works just like the camera’s normal Sweep Panorama mode, but outputs a .mpo-format file (in addition to...

By The Imaging Resource on

With the Cyber-shot WX5, Sony has designed a compact digicam that outperforms most low-end cameras. And its clever sweep panorama, handheld low light and defocus modes will make you forget your cellphone. Add HD movie capture and 3D capture for Sony...

By CNET UK on 80

The diminutive Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is a well-built compact camera that will let you take 3D images. Packing plenty of hi-tech features, it offers decent value for money, even if it does feel gimmicky on...

By CNET Asia on 77

The Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is a point-and-shoot suitable for those who want the snazziest imaging technology and can compromise on picture quality....

By Good Gear Guide on 75

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is one of the first 3D digital cameras on the market, and it can work in conjunction with a Sony BRAVIA 3D TV. However, it brings so much more to the table, including excellent image clarity, a wide aperture, very good...

By CNET Australia on 77

The WX5 is a perfectly serviceable and sexy compact camera with a bright lens and tons of features, but its images leave a lot to be...

By PC Advisor on 70

As a compact, everyday point-and-shoot camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 distinguishes itself from the pack with its unique modes for low-light shooting, panoramic images, and automated but useful image effects. Seasoned photographers are bound to...

By PCWorld on 70

For casual snapshooters, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 offers a unique blend of good image quality, innovative in-camera modes, and even a few 3D-shooting tricks. Shop for the Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 MerchantPriceMerchant Rating $299.95 Learn More » 5 Reviews...

By T3 Magazine on 80

A cool compact camera: novel 3D capability but great for serious...

International Review By Bild & Ljud Hemma on 83

Precis som föregångaren är WX5 blixtsnabb. 10 bilder per sekund, snabb autofokus och lagring innebär att Sony-kameran är väldigt användbar. HD-video i god kvalitet med genomgående hög stillbildskvalitet, i en...

International Review By Ere Numérique on 85

Offrant des possibilités sortant de l’ordinaire sous un volume vraiment réduit, le Sony WX5 est un modèle de poche très séduisant et capable de procurer des...

International Review By PC for Alla on 70

Det omedelbara intrycket när vi först packar upp Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 är hur liten den är. Trots detta har Sony lyckats få in en hyfsat ljusstark femgångers zoom som trevligt nog börjar med rejäl vidvinkel...

International Review By CNET France on 76

Le Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 est un numérique compact qui convient à ceux qui veulent une technologie chic et branchée mais peuvent faire des concessions sur la qualité d’image....

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Sony bringt mit der DSC-WX5 eine kompakte kleine Kamera in fünf Farben. Sie besticht vor allem mit ihrem hoch auflösenden Bildschirm und der Full-HD-Videofunktion, die 1920 x 1080 Bildpunkte und 25 Bilder pro Sekunde einsetzt....