Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 Review

Overall Score

31

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.4 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-120 mm (5x) F2.4-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 160 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 91 x 52 x 20 mm, 149g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 Overview


First introduced in August, 2009, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.4 (6.104 x 4.578 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Sony WX1 comes with a 5.90 x 4.43 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.38 mm (0.29").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sensor resolution of Sony WX1 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Sony WX1 has Crop Factor: 5.86

The sensor has a surface area of 26.1 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony WX1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
2.4 Lens at Wide
149g Light Body
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.4
Small LCD Screen: 2"
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 has an Overall Score of 31/100 and ranked #673 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1079 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony WX1 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
30
Value for money score
50
Portability score
98
Overall score
31
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Sony WX1


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 weighs 149g and has external dimensions of 91 x 52 x 20mm (3.58 x 2.05 x 0.79"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Sony WX1 is 11 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony WX1 is less by 5mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony WX1
149g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Sony WX1
20mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-WX1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Sony WX220 121 g 149 g 92 x 52 x 22 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 149 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 149 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 149 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 149 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 149 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Sony RX100 II 281 g 149 g 102 x 58 x 38 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 149 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 91 x 52 x 20 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-WX1
Announced August, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/2 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.4
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 5.90 x 4.43 mm
Sensor Area 26.1 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 149 g
Physical Dimensions 91 x 52 x 20 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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