[wpsr_sharethis output=”regular”]Sony has released the new Cybershot DSC-WX50 compact camera featuring a 16MP backlit “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and an improved BIONZ™ image processor which together provide enhanced low light performance and improved auto-focus speed, as well as providing other benefits. The Sony DSC-WX50 incorporates a new “Extra High Sensitivity” technology, which minimizes unwanted noise in low-light shooting conditions.
The camera offers a 5x optical zoom which can be extended to 10x utilizing Sony’s Clear Zoom technology (digital enhancement) which according to Sony will offer no loss in image quality. The Sony DSC-WX50 also offers the ability to record high quality full 1080 60i movies in the AVCHD format.
Additional headline features of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50 include; nine “Picture Effect” options for expanded creativity, “Dual Record” capabilities, 3D shooting modes (3D Still Image, 3D Sweep Panorama and Sweep Multi Angle), and fast shooting speeds (10 fps burst mode).
The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50 camera is available in silver or black for an MSRP of $229.99.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX50 Major Features:
16.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Image Sensor: This camera features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor® R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss® lens to deliver fast speed, high resolution, and enhanced low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced grain.
Optical zoom plus Clear Image zoom: Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
2.7-inch Clear Photo™ LCD display: features natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.
Full HD 1080/60i Movie Recording: record high quality movies in 1080 AVCHD™ video. This provides fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV. With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Superior Auto Mode: get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, enhanced dynamic range (using Backlight Correction HDR technology), and lower image noise (employing 6 shot layering technology). Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode: automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
Natural Flash: conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
Face Detection technology: detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR mode: just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
Soft Skin mode: recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Sweep Multi Angle mode: the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD.
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery: the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50 comes supplied with a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and a charger.
|Image Sensor||1/2.3″ Exmor® R CMOS Sensor|
|Effective Resolution||16.1 Megapixels|
|Focal Range||Focal Length (35mm equivalent)Still 16:9: 28-140mm|
Still 4:3: 25-125mm
Movie 16:9: 29-145mm (SteadyShot Standard), 30-150mm (SteadyShot Active)
Movie 4:3: 35-175mm (SteadyShot Standard)
|Zoom||5x Optical Zoom|
|LCD Monitor||2.7-inch Clear Photo™ LCD (460K dots)|
|Focus Range||Minimum Focus Distance:|
W: Approx. 5cm (2”) to Infinity
T: Approx. 100cm (39 3/8”) to Infinity
|Focus Mode||Multi Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus|
|Tracking Focus||Off / Auto|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800|
|Exposure Metering||Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot|
|White Balance Control||Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set / Underwater|
|Exposure Compensation||Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step|
|File Format||Still Image: JPEGMovie: AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4|
|Image Size||16:912M (4,608 x 2,592)|
2M (1,920 x 1,080)4:316M (4,608 x 3,456)
10M (3,648 x 2,736)
5M(2,592 x 1,944)
Panorama Still Image Size:
HR (10,480 x 4,096) / Wide (7,152 x 1,080 / 4,912 x 1,920) / Standard (4,912 x 1,080 / 3,424 x 1,920)
|Image Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode Image Stabilization|
|Scene Shooting Modes||High Sensitivity / Soft Snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet Mode / Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater|
|Sweep Panorama||Intelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)|
|Shooting Assist Functions||superior AutoShooting TipsBlink DetectionSmile Shutter|
|Movie Recording Size||AVCHD 60i: 24M FX / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ (1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4: 12M (1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M 1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)|
|Audio Recording||Stereo Microphone|
|In-Camera Editing||Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking|
|Picture Effects||HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration|
|Built-in Flash Modes||Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off|
|Red-Eye Reduction||Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Of|
|Flash Range||ISO Auto:Approx. 0.2m to 5.3m (W)|
Approx. 1.0m to 2.2 m (T)ISO3200:Up to Approx.7.5 m (W)
Approx.3.2 m (T)
|AF Illuminator||Auto / Off|
|Self-Timer||Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2|
|Removable Media||MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible|
|Outer Connectors||Mini HDMI|
|Battery Power||Lithium-Ion Rechargeable NP-BN battery and charger supplied|
|Dimensions||W x H x D: 92.2mm x 52.0mm x 19.1mm|
|Sony DSC-WX50 Package Contents||• WX50 Digital Camera• NP-BN Li-Ion Battery• Multi-USB cable• AC adapter AC-UB10|
• Wrist Strap
• Instruction Manual