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SonyCyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (12)

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Good image quality (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good in low light (8)
  • Nice body color (8)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (3)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Family photos (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Video (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

This camera is good!

By Ida the Swede

from New York

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Silver):

I use this camera on a daily basis, taking photos for my blog and some touristic shots while living in NYC. I love the Sweep Panorama, something I didn't even know existed before I bought this, and the image quality is super!
Myself, I'm always in a hurry to take a photo usually, I snap one and if it's bad I try to get another shot, this has proved to be a problem since the camera takes a little longer than expected to get back to the actual camera-more.
Over all, I av very happy with this camera and have already recommended it to a few of my friends!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 7
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

excellent camera for me

By Bang

from San Francsico

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Not yet

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

great camera, which has a lot of features and small, so i can carry it everywhere with me!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 10
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Very pleased with purchase

By JR24

from TN

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

After reviewing cameras for what seemed like an eternity, I finally came across this camera. I know nothing about cameras...I wanted a camera with a great auto setting w/ a few extra features. I have purchased several cameras the past few years and have been very disappointed that the batteries do not last. I have been pleased w/ the battery life of this camera so far. I love the panoramic setting and it takes great pictures in low light.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

excellent picture

By Mauhersa

from New York

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No one untill now

Best Uses

  • Everyday use

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

I'm so happy with my new Sony Cyber shot, is very small, the picture quality is amazing, and has so many good features, I have it with me everyday in my pocket, in New York you always need a camera,(you never know, maybe Jessica Alba is walking on Broadway) and this one is very easy to carry, is almost the same size of my cellphone.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 10
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great features. Small size. Perfect!

By Max

from NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

I use my camera mostly while traveling, and also sometimes at dinner/parties etc.
I shortlisted a Canon and a NIkon before I went to the B&H counter... but the lady there figured I wasnt too happy with either, so she figured out what i needed and recommended this. \Simply fantastic camera! Got all the features I was looking for (decent optical zoom, excellent low light performance, optical IS, super compact).
Couple of things that bother me are the startup/lag time and that the auto-mode in low light situations (indoor dinners etc) produces very orangey pics.
That apart, I love the camera!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 8
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

everything i wanted + very cool panorama

By margarett

from new york new york

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Silver):

Originally looking for quality and low light capability - macro and wide angle both important. This camera has these nicely and I have since fallen in love with the panorama function.

Buttons are not easy to operate and do not 'click' easily, so require delicate touch and also helps prevent inadvertent operation.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 4
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Quality performance and great pics

By Tarikato

from Houston TX

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Silver):

    It's easy to get used to the camera. Quality for good price.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Bocho

    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

    Perfect for use while travelling. Excellent resources. Nice HD Movies. And panorama pictures also.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10

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    5.0

    Reasonable good "always at hand" camera

    By SEtin

    from Secaucus, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Silver):

    Reasonable good "always at hand" camera. Probably the best in class, size and price. Image quality quite high. As most point and shoot cameras do, the response time or lag between shots is annoying 4 to 5 seconds. Convenient control and menu.
    Does not recharge from computer USB - require extract batteries to charger.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By Tim

    from North Carolina

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

      I was happy to see how rugged and small my Camera is. It fits nicely into my computer bag. I takes very clear pictures. The panoramic feature is really great and easy to use. My co-workes keep trying to borrow it. The instructions are easy to follow.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Sony DSC wx5

      By markus

      from Lillington,NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Short battery life

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

          Great camera for every day photos. Love the sweep panorama mode.

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          4.0

          Great Pictures, Blur Sometimes an Issue

          By Cyber553

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • AVC HD Video Format
          • Compact
          • Sharp screen
          • Video quality

          Cons

          • Photos Blur Very Easily
          • Short battery life

          Best Uses

          • Pictures from Tripod
          • Video from Tripod

          Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

          I take casual photos of friends, usually just at events or on vacations. This camera is amazing if you can hold it perfectly still (which I can't physically do with any consistency), and sometimes it's great even when you don't. The thing that kills me is that there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to why a photo comes out blurred or not. Some of the specialty camera modes (like the panorama mode) are awesome and come out great with little effort or practice required. The video quality seems fairly good, although it was the low-light video that was supposed to be suspect, and I haven't tested that yet. Audio quality in movie mode is definitely recorded in stereo and seems very clear. The battery life is significantly shorter than I'm used to (my prior camera could take 800+ photos on a single charge) and I wish there was a simple adapter that the whole camera could be plugged into to charge the battery.

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          4.0

          excellent camera

          By sm

          from miami, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great for kids pets
          • Size
          • Takes a quick shot

          Cons

          • Time for next shot ready

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Silver):

            I love the small size and adjustable settings. It takes a little longer than I expected for a photo to process after being shot and the camera being ready o take the next photo. It's suppose to be the fastest in it's class for that feature. Maybe if I adjust the settings it will be faster.

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By DM

            from Lexington, VA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

            Takes great photos (including low light situations) and also does a nice job with short videos. This camera is ultra-compact, which makes it very easy to carry in your jacket pocket. Instead of a camera bag, we bought a padded cover that attaches to the tripod mount, wraps around the camera, and has a velcro closure.

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            5.0

            Fantastic compact camera with full HD

            By calvin

            from singapore

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap and affordable
            • Compact camera full hd
            • Wide angle lens

            Cons

            • Average low light
            • Limited zoom
            • Zooming lens noise

            Best Uses

            • Full HD
            • very Compact

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is the most compact camera with full hd that i have encoutered besides sony TX9. The compact size is very useful on occasion whereby you do not wish to carry a big video camera around.

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            5.0

            Great little camera, totally recommended

            By iCello

            from Potter Valley, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 1080p
            • Good Quality
            • Panorama
            • Small and light

            Cons

            • Loud zoom noise
            • Small screen

            Best Uses

            • Landscape shots
            • Portraits
            • Taking videos

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

            I love the panorama mode, it takes good pictures, and the movie mode is awesome. One little complaint: the noise of the zoom lens is extremely loud in the recordings, if you use it, so for music performances its not the best if you use the zoom a lot.

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            4.0

            Terrific Sony Point & Shoot

            By Derek

            from Honolulu, HI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ease of Use
            • HD video capability
            • Image Quality
            • Low light images
            • Special features

            Cons

            • Battery life
            • Scratch resistance

            Best Uses

            • Low light situations
            • Video

            Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Black):

            I wanted a point & shoot, pocket sized camera for times when i was unable to use my DSLR (or when it was too bulky to carry around). The features i wanted out of a camera was low-light capabilities, optical zoom, picture quality, HD video, and overall features. I've only had this camera for three weeks, but have found the following:

            First, this camera boasts a F2.4 which is terrific! I'm able to capture beautiful/clear images in dimly lit areas.

            Second, the camera has a 5x optical zoom. With a wide lens beginning at 24mm, it offers a range of 24 - 120mm, which is more than suitable for my needs (plus if your zoom is too long, you normally end up having a tough time holding the picture steady and your images tend to be much more degraded).

            Third, the picture quality is terrific. I was skeptical of Sony image quality (as i'm a die hard fan of Canon), but with the pictures that i've taken so far i am pleasantly surprised!

            Fourth, the HD video is amazing! I absolutely love this feature. I compared my wife's camera to mine and the HD totally blows it out of the water!!

            Last, the camera features are pretty cool. This was actually the determining factor for choosing this company/camera. One feature is the panorama mode which allows you to take more than 180 degree views in one image. There is also a twilight mode offering even more options for low-light situations.

            The few Cons that i have for this camera was battery life and the viewing screen.

            The Battery lasted me a little over two days of sporadic shooting on a full charge(i would estimate around than 150 images and less than 10 minutes of video.

            Also, within 3 days of walking with the camera in my jeans pocket (without anything in there), i already have several scratches on the screen!

            Overall, though, i think this is a neat little camera that i'll be using for a long time!

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            5.0

            Best Point & Shoot Digital Camera

            By Pranav Shukla

            from NY/NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent HD videos
            • Excellent iSweep panorama
            • extremely compact
            • Great low-light pictures
            • Lot of custom modes

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Great outdoor pictures
              • Low light pictures

              Comments about Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Digital Camera (Silver):

              The camera takes great still images with 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The low-light images are just too good. I have never seen a camera that can take such good low-light pictures. Not to mention the excellent full HD videos.

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