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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50 – Price & Review

By on April 26, 2012

This January Sony Corporation, the Japanese multinational conglomerate launched three new Cyber Shot digital still cameras for capturing those beautiful moments anytime and from any place. The new products include – the Cyber Shot T series DSC-TX200V model, the W series DSC-WX70 & DSC-WX50.

The W series of Cyber Shot cameras have the high resolution Exmor R CMOS sensor as well as the improved BIONZ image processor. Together these two technologies help in capturing images and videos even under low light conditions and enhance the auto-focus speed of the device. The Sony Cyber Shot DSC WX50 camera will be available to the users in two leading colors – Black and Silver.

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Features of Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50

In this article, we will elaborate more about the features of the affordable Sony Cyber Shot DSC WX50 Digital camera:


The DSC WX50 weighs approximately 117 grams and has the following external measurements (approximate) – 92.2 mm width, 52 mm height and 19.1 mm depth.


The product sports a 2.7 inch LCD Clear Photo display with 460k dots. Other features of the LCD display include the following – brightness control with 5 (bright), 4 & 3 Normal and 2 & 1 dark, Histogram and Grid Display (On/Off). The other new release by the Company, Sony Cyber Shot WX70 has a bigger and better 3 inch display (and therefore is more costly than the DSC WX50 model).


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The DSC WX50 camera features a 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor that offers features such as – extreme speed, high resolution, stunning low light sensitivity, reduced grain, up to 10 fps, 1080i movie modes etc.


The camera uses a 25mm equivalent Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (6 elements in 5 groups) with the following features – 5 times optical zoom, 10 times virtual zoom via the Clear Image Zoom technology, Aperture: f 2.6-6.3, three Aspheric Elements, Macro mode and the active Steady Shot Mode.

Video recording

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The camera allows users to dual record high resolution stills and movies (60i in 1080 AVCHD video). It also makes use of the Optical SteadyShot technology with Active Mode & effective Camera shake compensation for recording blur free videos even while walking.

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Other Features Include

DSLR benefit with background defocus functionality, Smile Shutter technology with adult and child priority to capture that any moment smile, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Extra High Sensitivity technology to enhance low light shooting, a total of nine Picture Effects options, Optical Image stabilization, 3D Sweep Panorama and 3D Still Image, up to 10 fps, Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode, Anti blink function that captures two swift images and selects the one with less squinting and also warns the user about the blink, Natural Flash to control the white balance of both the background and the subjects, Sweep Multi Angle mode that allows users to take 15 images at different angles, soft skin mode for portraits, Face motion detection as well as Face detection technology among others.

In the Box

Along with the camera users will also get the following – a Micro USB Cable , Battery (NP-BN), Wrist Strap, AC Adaptor and an Instruction Manual

Price of Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC WX50 Digital camera is available for sale at $199.

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