Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 Preview

By

sony_wx5_black_550.jpg





















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, Background Defocus, a 12-megapixel CMOS Exmor R sensor, and AVCHD video at 1920x1080 @ 60i.

This unit replaces the WX1 as their top of the line W-series camera, and is scheduled to start shipping in September (2010) with a suggested retail price of $299 US. 

Cyber-Shot DSC-WX5 key features:
  • Durable metal chasis in two colors (Dark Grey and Silver)
  • 12-megapixel "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor
  • Fast Sony G F2.4 5x optical zoom lens with 24mm field of view
  • 2.8-inch LCD with 460k dots of resolution
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • New Superior Auto exposure mode
  • Intelligent Auto, plus 8 scene mode settings
  • Sweep Panorama mode, including new 3D Sweep
  • Records AVCHD video at 1920x1080 (60i) or MPEG-4 (.MP4) movies at 1440x1080 (30p) with stereo sound
  • MS Duo Pro and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots (Eye-Fi compatible)
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery pack
  • HDMI output
For more information about the DSC-WX5 and Sony's other Cyber-Shot models that were announced along with the WX5, please read the full Sony Cyber-Shot press release here.

Additional Photos

sony_wx5_black_back_550.jpg
sony_wx5_phantom_750.jpg
sony_wx5_silver_550.jpg



Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Olympus Evolt E500 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Lenses Olympus Evolt E500 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Lenses $2,470.12
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D 6MP Digital SLR with Anti-Shake Technology (Body Only) Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D 6MP Digital SLR with Anti-Shake Technology (Body Only) $999.99
Casio High Speed Exilim Ex-zr1000 Digital Camera Black Ex-zr1000bk Casio High Speed Exilim Ex-zr1000 Digital Camera Black Ex-zr1000bk $225.00
IP Camera - 2 MP IP Camera - 2 MP $225.00
Nikon Coolpix P5000 10MP Digital Camera with 3.5x Optical Vibration Reduction Zoom Nikon Coolpix P5000 10MP Digital Camera with 3.5x Optical Vibration Reduction Zoom $225.00
NP-BN1 Battery Replacement + Car/Home Charger For Sony DSC-W710, DSC-W730, DSC-WX5, DSC-WX7, DSC-WX9, DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70, DSC-WX80, DSC-WX100, DSC-WX150 & More.. Camera + Complete Starter Kit NP-BN1 Battery Replacement + Car/Home Charger For Sony DSC-W710, DSC-W730, DSC-WX5, DSC-WX7, DSC-WX9, DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70, DSC-WX80, DSC-WX100, DSC-WX150 & More.. Camera + Complete Starter Kit $60.00
ClearMax Best Performance Sony Cybershot DSC-W570, DSC-W560, DSC-W530, DSC-W510, DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX10, DSC-WX9, DSC-H70, DSC-T99, DSC-WX5, DSC-TX9, DSC-TX5, DSC-W380, DSC-TX7, DSC-W370, DSC-W350, DSC-W330, DSC-W320, DSC-W310 NP-BN1 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.. Charger, European Plug Adapter, World Travel Adapter and Flexible Monopod ClearMax Best Performance Sony Cybershot DSC-W570, DSC-W560, DSC-W530, DSC-W510, DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX10, DSC-WX9, DSC-H70, DSC-T99, DSC-WX5, DSC-TX9, DSC-TX5, DSC-W380, DSC-TX7, DSC-W370, DSC-W350, DSC-W330, DSC-W320, DSC-W310 NP-BN1 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.. Charger, European Plug Adapter, World Travel Adapter and Flexible Monopod $28.99