Sony Cyber-shot WX5 specs

By Gavin Stoker


Key Features

  • 3D capture
  • Panoramic mode
  • Full HD video recording
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Price: £223.81
Quick Glance
Camera type Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 5
Megapixels 12.2
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 91.7
Depth 21.5
Weight (body only) 130g without accessories
Camera type Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 5
Megapixels 12.2
Image Sensor 1/2.3-type Exmor R CMOS
Optical focal length Equivalent to 24-240mm in 35mm film terms
Viewfinder None
Shutter speed 1/1,600
Auto focus Spot, centre weighted and 9-point multi area
Manual focus None
Video (max res/format) 1280x720 pixels at 30fps
Max output resolution 4000x3000
Other resolutions 4000x2248,3264x2448, 2592x1944, 640x480
Focus range 5cm to infinity,90cm to infinity
Exposure control Program AE
Exposure metering Multi pattern, centre weighted, spot
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 2EV
Image Stabilisation Optical SteadyShot
ISO settings Auto 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
LCD Monitor 2.8-inch, 460,800 dots
Flash range 0.2m to 5.1m (wide), 0.9m to 2.1m (tele)
Flash modes Auto, flash on, slow synchro, off
White balance modes Auto, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent, incandescent, flash, one-push/set
Drive modes Single, continuous, self-timer
Image formats JPEG
Picture adjustments Twilight, Twilight portrait, Twilight w/tripod, backlight, backlight portrait, landscape, macro, portrait
Movie length Not given
Self timer 2, 10 secs
Memory card slot Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, SDHC and SDXC
Supplied memory 32MB internal capacity
Batteries supplied Rechargeable lithium ion pack (230 shots per charge)
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output No, multi use terminal only
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
AV Out No
Manual Basic printed guided, full manual on CD

Ian Syme

February 21, 2011, 10:54 pm

Difficult to say what's the worst aspect of this camera....... and it is most certainly far from fault free! The very poor and at times seemingly out of focus shots (surely not from a professional reviewer!). Very soft looking shot of the swan and views of the bridge. Please oh please change your set up for iso noise. It's the pits.

Ian Syme

February 21, 2011, 11:03 pm

I take back what I say about the sharpness of the shots, something has gone wrong in the downsizing for the web. The clickable shots are much better when viewed normally, they only appear so poor when viewed within the web site. Bit of a knee jerk reaction when I first looked at the site. Sorry!


February 22, 2011, 7:40 am

Allright, the first thing I have to say right off the bat is that I find Mr Stokers' reviews detailed, well-thought and well put-together. His writing is clear and concise.


The ISO test shots are very disapointing. I've said it before, Ian has said it above, and a whole crowd of viewers has commented on this already. They stick out like a very sore thumb from an otherwise very useful and helpful review. So why the sheer bloodymindedness of totally ignoring input (which intends to be helpful) from your readers? Should we assume you're Vogons and just give up on reading your reviews?


February 22, 2011, 6:35 pm

In fairness to the reviewer I think the subject in the ISO shots has been changed to the coloured cars from the brown ones, which was one of the original complaints i think, so there is obviously some notice of feedback going on. It also probably takes a fair bit of time to find new subjects for test shots that will satisfy all.


February 22, 2011, 6:39 pm

Hi guys,

Hadn't seen your most recent comments. I will again ask Gavin to improve his choice of subject.

Terry 10

February 25, 2011, 10:34 pm

I have to agree. PLEASE CHANGE THE ISO SHOT TEST IMAGE. It really is rubbish. Who photographs or is familiar with plastic toys. Please do the ISO tests with an image with greater detail than plastic toys.

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