7x optical zoom/low-light capability
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR
I got this camera after reading GREAT reviews on the Video aspect.
It was correct. the video looks great, EXCEPT...it is in MTS format, and not recognized by standard editing programs. I need to convert the footage, before editing within my Adobe products.
Second thing I noticed, is although it is over 16 mp for the still images, they are only at 72dpi for resolution.
Which causes the photos to lose a LOT of detail.
Sub-par resolution, and bad video format, but overall a decent camera. Iw ould only recommend to people who do NOT care about editing later
January 19, 2012
Good camera for the price
I've had this camera for a little over 6 months now. Pretty happy with it with a few exceptions. For video, there are a couple setting / file formats. It was way out of sync the first time I used it and all video was ruined. After tweeking the settings all was good. The camera is also very cheaply made and breaks easy as I recently found. All in all a very good deal but be cautious on the video settings and don't forget it cheaply made.
January 10, 2012
why r u archived this product in middle east country and why? not introduced this product in India this is the excellent future product and i love this product. the product is milestone of the sony corporation.
October 15, 2011
Why discontinued?!? Get one if you can!
I stumbled onto one of these at a great price, had been looking at the WX9, and the deal I got on this was even better. I knew this was a 2011 release with the new sensor, but it looks like Sony has already discontinued this model?!? Strange, since it's a nice camera! Maybe it had too many features!
First off, the new 16.2 Mpixel sensor is a big step up from last years 12.2 Mp sensor, at least as far as video in low light. Much less noise, and significantly better - in scenes that are basically BLACK with a camera with last years' sensor, you actually can resolve details with the WX10. Focus (this has the new linear focus that the high end of the HX line has), is quite fast and responsive. Zoom range is better than the other cameras in the WX series, and is quite quiet, even when shooting video.
Personally I prefer a larger camera body wise, but this is a tad larger than last years' WX5, and a little easier to handle. But if you LIKE super compact with great features, or have smaller hands, this is a winning design.
It does have the relatively low resolution LCD (2.8", 460K pixels or so), compared to most of the other 2011 Sony offerings, which have 3"/960K pixels + or -. It's probably adequate for such a small screen - you can pretty well see what your framing and general results are, but it doesn't do the sensor justice, for that you have to download your pix!
I almost wonder if Sony just released this camera to use up LCD's left over from last year!? Otherwise, it is all "latest and greatest"!
The one thing about this camera that is really unusual, especially for Sony, is the wealth of manual controls available when in "M" mode - while you've only got two available aperature settings, everything else (esp, White Balance), is HIGHLY adjustable. I suppose for a camera designed for the "point and shoot" user this is not needed, but it was a surprise to have this much control over the settings of the camera in something this tiny!
And since I mentioned the "point & shoot" aspects, this has the usual AutoIntelligent features where it looks at the scene and decides the best settings to use - so far, seems quite effective, as I've found in most of the Sony cameras. Set it to the advanced mode, point and go, and you'll get pretty good results, if you like to tweak settings, there's the "M" mode!
There are lots of reviews out there on the various Sony 2011 models, the new 16.2Mpixel sensor is certainly looking like a winner, with better resolution and detail, plus better low light sensitivity.
Since this little guy apparently is already discontinued, I thought I'd at least put up a review of it, since I guess Sony decided it was the ugly duck or something - it's a pretty neat little camera with excellent manual features, in case you run into one!
May 8, 2011