Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50 Compact Camera Now Available

| May 1, 2012

Sony DSC-WX50 compact camera front side view[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 DSC- WX50 back view

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.

Sony DSC-WX50 compact camera front viewNatural 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.

Sony DSC-WX50 digital camera in black Sony Cybershot DSC-WX50 Specifications

Image Sensor1/2.3″ Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
Effective Resolution16.1 Megapixels
Focal RangeFocal 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)
Zoom5x Optical Zoom
LCD Monitor2.7-inch Clear Photo™ LCD (460K dots)
Focus RangeMinimum Focus Distance:
W: Approx. 5cm (2”) to Infinity
T: Approx. 100cm (39 3/8”) to Infinity
Focus ModeMulti Point AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
Tracking FocusOff / Auto
ISO SensitivityAuto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
Exposure MeteringMulti Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
White Balance ControlAuto (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 CompensationPlus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
D-Range OptimizerStandard
File FormatStill Image: JPEGMovie: AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Image Size16:912M (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 StabilizationOptical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode Image Stabilization
Scene Shooting ModesHigh 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 PanoramaIntelligent Sweep Panorama / Underwater Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Continuous ShootingApprox 10 fps at 16.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Shooting Assist Functionssuperior AutoShooting TipsBlink DetectionSmile Shutter
Movie Recording SizeAVCHD 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)
Dual RecordYes
Audio RecordingStereo Microphone
In-Camera EditingTrimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Picture EffectsHDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Built-in Flash ModesAuto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Red-Eye ReductionAuto / On / Slow Syncro / Of
Flash RangeISO 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 IlluminatorAuto / Off
Self-TimerOff / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Removable MediaMS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
Outer ConnectorsMini HDMI
Battery PowerLithium-Ion Rechargeable NP-BN battery and charger supplied
DimensionsW 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

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