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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and viewfinder. Reviews about the exposure and zoom are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Cyber-shot WX5


Notable for introducing 3D Sweep Panorama to the Sony range, does the 12-megapixel, 5x optical zoom DSC-WX5 perform just as well in two dimensions?

Built quality, Sweep panorama mode works well, Good value

No in-camera 3D preview, Slow memory card access

May, 2011

Expert review by : Rachael D'Cruze (

Sony Cyber-shot WX5 review


The Sony Cyber-shot WX5 is ideal for 3D shooting but, if we're honest, it could do without it. Superb picture quality and a generous 5x optical zoom makes this compact a near perfect shooter

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan, (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 review


Sony has been on a roll lately with its Exmor R-sensored point-and-shoot cameras, and the compact but capable Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 ups the ante established by its predecessor, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1.

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Simon Skellon (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5: Compact, full HD, with 3D – too good to be true?

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

Mar, 2011

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5 Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5, one of the world’s first compact still cameras with Sweep Panorama in 3D.

Plenty of features; Image quality; Small and stylish

3D TV required to view 3D Sweep Panorama images

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 review


Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 is very similar to its predecessor, the DSC-WX1, but gains a pair of 3D-shooting modes.

Innovative 3D-shooting modes; Great modes for panoramic images

Few manual controls; Controls might be a bit small for some users

Dec, 2010

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Sony DSC WX5


Sony Nex-385/100

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 3D digital camera


Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 review: A compact Sony camera with a great image sensor and the ability to shoot 3D photos

Excellent image clarity, f/2.4 aperture, very good high ISO performance, stacks of novelty features (some of which are useful)

Controls could be better, photo playback is unintuitive, sometimes struggles in very bright conditions

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5


Sony has been on a roll lately with its Exmor R-sensored point-and-shoot cameras, and the compact but capable Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 ($300 as of October 1, 2010) ups the ante established by its predecessor, the highly rated Cyber-shot DSC-WX1.

Innovative 3D-shooting modes ; Great modes for panoramic and low-light images ; Extremely easy to use and suitable for beginners ; Handles SD, SDHC, and Memory Stick ; Very compact

No manual controls for aperture and shutter ; Controls might be a bit small for some users ; Background Defocus mode can blur too much of image

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.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 Preview


Sony has just released their most powerful W-series models to date, with the all new Cyber-shot DSC-WX5. This compact powerhouse is packed full of Sony's latest technologies, like their new 3D Sweep Panorama mode, Superior Auto exposure mode,...

Jul, 2010

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