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
Nikon FM 2 Black Camera Body Nikon FM 2 Black Camera Body $598.00
Samsung NV40 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom (Black) Samsung NV40 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilization Zoom (Black) $329.95
Minolta Dimage F200 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom Minolta Dimage F200 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom $299.99
Kodak Easyshare Z5120 Digital Camera - Blue Kodak Easyshare Z5120 Digital Camera - Blue $249.99
Fuji FinePix T550 with 8GB SC card & VIV-SK-125 Starter Kit Fuji FinePix T550 with 8GB SC card & VIV-SK-125 Starter Kit $229.99
2 NP-BN1 Batteries + AC/DC Turbo Charger with Travel Adapter + Deluxe Kit for Sony Cybershot For Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 DSC-QX100 DSC-WX5 DSC-WX9 DSC-WX50 DSC-WX70 DSC-WX150 DSC-W330 DSC- DSC-W510 W530 DSC-W560 DSC-W570 DSC-W610 DSC-W620 DSC-W650 DSC-W690 DSC-TX10 DSC-TX20 DSC-TX30 DSC-TX66 Digital Camera 2 NP-BN1 Batteries + AC/DC Turbo Charger with Travel Adapter + Deluxe Kit for Sony Cybershot For Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 DSC-QX100 DSC-WX5 DSC-WX9 DSC-WX50 DSC-WX70 DSC-WX150 DSC-W330 DSC- DSC-W510 W530 DSC-W560 DSC-W570 DSC-W610 DSC-W620 DSC-W650 DSC-W690 DSC-TX10 DSC-TX20 DSC-TX30 DSC-TX66 Digital Camera $100.00
Wasabi Trends Battery for Sony NP-BN1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, DSC-QX100, DSC-T99, DSC-T110, DSC-TF1, DSC-TX5, DSC-TX7, DSC-TX9, DSC-TX10, DSC-TX20, DSC-TX30, DSC-TX55, DSC-TX66, DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX200V, DSC-W310, DSC-W320, DSC-W330, DSC-W350, DSC-W360, DSC-W380, DSC-W390, DSC-W510, DSC-W515PS, DSC-W520, DSC-W530, DSC-W550, DSC-W560, DSC-W570, DSC-W580, DSC-W610, DSC-W620, DSC-W650, DSC-W690, DSC-W710, DSC-W730, DSC-WX5, DSC-WX7, DSC-WX9, DSC-WX30, DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70, DSC-WX80, DSC-WX150 (Fully Decoded) Wasabi Trends Battery for Sony NP-BN1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, DSC-QX100, DSC-T99, DSC-T110, DSC-TF1, DSC-TX5, DSC-TX7, DSC-TX9, DSC-TX10, DSC-TX20, DSC-TX30, DSC-TX55, DSC-TX66, DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX200V, DSC-W310, DSC-W320, DSC-W330, DSC-W350, DSC-W360, DSC-W380, DSC-W390, DSC-W510, DSC-W515PS, DSC-W520, DSC-W530, DSC-W550, DSC-W560, DSC-W570, DSC-W580, DSC-W610, DSC-W620, DSC-W650, DSC-W690, DSC-W710, DSC-W730, DSC-WX5, DSC-WX7, DSC-WX9, DSC-WX30, DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70, DSC-WX80, DSC-WX150 (Fully Decoded) $59.99