The sleek DSC-WX1 incorporates the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor and boasts stunning low-light performance, reducing grain by more than 50%, even without a flash. High speed burst captures 10fps without distortion and expansive Sweep Panorama shots are easy to achieve with press and sweep motion. Control it all on its 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Plus™ screen.
You don't always want to use the flash. The back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light performance and increases sensitivity by 2x to reduce noise. Perfect for capturing the low-light mood of the moment.
Sweep Panorama Mode reaches beyond the traditional wide angle lenses to let you capture expansive, breathtaking shots of landscapes or skyscrapers. Just press the shutter and shoot the scene with a sweeping motion. The camera does the rest.
Capture decisive moments—like the ball hitting the bat—with the ability to shoot 10 images in one second at up to 10.2 megapixel resolution through the mechanical shutter. It's also fun for capturing a unique sequence of images.
Most point and shoot cameras don't have a lens like this. The combination of 24mm wide angle, 5x optical zoom, and wide f/2.4 aperture allows you to take photos that you couldn't take with a point and shoot camera in the past.
Capture more of your memories with high definition video. Your movies will look stunning on large TV screens thanks to the 720p high-definition MPEG4 recording format. Record up to 29 min (or up to 2GB) per movie in 720p format.
Unlike traditional auto mode, iAuto mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition and Face Detection technology, Sony makes it easy to get the best shot.
Without "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
With "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
A compact and attractive body, a 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Plus™ and phenomenal imaging technology, the Cyber-shot® DCS-WX1/B digital camera delivers high-quality photos (and 720p HD video) in high style. A 24mm wide-angle Premium G lens and our new "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor works in combination with the BIONZ™ image processor for super-fast processing to make it easy to get the best shot. You can now shoot 10 frames per second at an incredible 10.2 megapixels per shot—perfect for those hard-to-get moments. You can even shoot beautiful landscape shots with ease and capture clear photos when you're in dark environments. Not sure which mode to use in challenging lighting conditions? Let the Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode choose the setting for you.
The DSC-WX1 features a 10.2 megapixel “Exmor R” CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s G lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain - 2x better than traditional sensors of equivalent size and pixel count. In addition, the combined “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and BIONZ imaging processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 720p movie modes.
Capture the action up close with the 5x optical zoom. Zoom in on kids on a soccer field or a jet skier on the lake, to see their expressions as they enjoy their sport.
Measuring at just 3 9/16" x 2 1/16" x 25/32”, the DSC-WX1 is compact enough to slip into most any pocket or purse, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Capture cleaner and sharper images, even when your subject is moving. When set in Anti Motion Blur mode, the DSC-WX1 captures six images in a fraction of a second with higher shutter speed and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and eliminate subject blur, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
Capture more of your memories in high definition (720p) video.9 Record HD movies in 720p high definition MPEG4 format for stunning large-screen home movie playback.5 Record up to 29 min (or up to 2GB) per movie in 720p format.
Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony® Cyber-shot® technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you’re shooting expansive landscapes, capturing playground action, or taking pictures at a birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera’s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter™ when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Pet-mode minimizes blur when shooting moving pets utilizing Motion Detection technology and automatically turns off the flash to reduce glowing pet eyes. AF illumination is also disabled so you can take more natural expressions avoiding startling your pets.
Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony® BRAVIA® HDTVs.2 PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA® HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed photos.
Sony’s Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC.4 Finding your images with PMB is easy with Face Search and Calendar view. Face Search allows you to filter by faces (one or many) and also by a specific person’s face. A new function, eDeco, allows you to easily add unique mood-enhancing elements to still images and movies such as matching photo frames, text, background music, and sound effects. New viewing features include highlight index function for movies,which displays thumbnails of scenes to enable easy search and playback, and panorama playback for full-screen viewing of your expansive Sweep Panorama photos.
Capture more of the scene in landscape or group portraits with the 24mm wide angle. Wide angle is especially useful in small rooms, where you can’t get far enough back from your subjects to capture them all.
Compose and show off your images on the large 2.7” Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display (230K pixels) ¹
Capture cleaner and sharper night shots without using a tripod. When set to Handheld Twilight Mode, the DSC-WX1 captures six images in a fraction of a second with one press of the shutter, and combines the data from all six to create a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise. With these modes, you can capture images in low light, without flash, beyond the capability of traditional cameras.
The DSC-WX1 can capture ten full 10.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10fps, helping to ensure that you capture the decisive moment such as the bat hitting the game winning homerun. In addition, the DSC-WX1 employs a mechanical shutter that helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child’s adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
With Easy Shooting mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.
PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music³ (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries.
Designed and manufactured to the highest standards of optical performance, the Sony G Lens is optimized to perfectly complement the advanced image sensors and image processing technology in Sony’s cameras. G lenses are used in top of the line digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD Camcorders.
This f/2.4 aperture lens gathers twice as much light as typical compact camera lenses, allowing you to shoot indoors or in low light without flash and with less noise.
The BIONZ™ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony® digital camera. Fast processing enables Sweep Panorama to create the image in camera in seconds, clear images in low light settings, and layering one image over another to create a photo that looks just like what you see with your eyes.
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and ultra-wide options, the camera can take panoramic shots of up to 256 degrees, which goes well beyond the limits of peripheral vision, even capturing areas somewhat behind you. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape, and Macro. 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’s improved Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. 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.
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and optimizing each area individually.
Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions.
This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
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