Sony Cyber-shot WX100: Small and Light Surprises

By | December 4, 2012

Here comes another Sony innovation. Cyber-shot WX100/B is Sony’s claim as the lightest and smallest camera with its 17.5mm-thin black body. Its dimensions are 92.3 x 52.4x 21.6mm and weighs 124g [with memory stick and battery] or 108g for body alone. It features 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor for clear results even in low light settings, 10x optical zoom and Optical SteadyShot optimized for your blur-free shots. It employs Extra High Sensitivity technology integrated to CMOS Sensor, a tool that enables faster reading of large pixel information by applying additional readout and multichannel output. It provides smudge-free images and converts charges into electrical signals with less energy consumed. Its integration with Enhanced Imaging Processor [the original Sony circuit that processes signals], it has a wider dynamic range, low noise, high sensitivity, low power usage and high-speed reading. It also minimizes black-crush and blowouts, and creates high-grade images. It has a size of 7.76mm with 1/2.3 type and approximate gross pixels of 18.9 megapixel and effective pixels of up to 18.2 megapixels.

It uses Sony G Lens with F Number 3.3-5.9, 4.45 -44.5mm focal length, 27.5 to 275mm focal length [35mm conversion] in still image 16:9, 25-250mm focal length [35mm conversion] in still image 4:3, 27.5-275mm standard and 27.5-385 active focal length [35mm conversion] in movie 16:9, 33.5-335mm standard and 33.5-469mm active focal length [35mm conversion] in movie 4:3, approximate 5cm to infinity[W] and 150cm to infinity [T] iAuto and program auto focus ranges. It has high-speed auto focus, 20x clear image zoom, nine modes for picture effects, 10x optical zoom and full recording in HD with Optical SteadyShot. It provides a 2.7-inch ClearPhoto LCD display with 460,800dots and brightness setting.

Shooting specifications include BIONZ image processor, Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer, multipoint AF focus, center-weighted AF focus, Spot AF focus, flexible spot AF [tracking] focus, flexible spot AF face-tracking focus, multi-pattern light metering, center-weighted light metering, spot light metering, +/- 2.0EV and 1/3 EV step exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity settings 12800/ 6400/ 3200/ 1600/ 800/ 400/ 200/ 100/ auto, white balance features including cloudy, daylight, auto, incandescent, fluorescent, one push set, underwater and flash, iAuto 4”- 1/1600 or program auto 1” -1/1600 shutter speed, self-timerr [portrait 1, portrait 2, off, 2sec, 10sec], flash mode [on, off, auto, slow synchro], ISO Auto and ISO3200 flash ranges, auto macro, autofocus illuminator [auto/off], iAuto/Program Auto/ 2 steps ND Filter aperture, Face Detection modes with auto, off, adult priority and child priority, face selection, detection up to 8 faces and standard dynamic range optimizer.

Shooting features include superior auto, intelligent auto, easy shooting, program auto, movie mode, panorama, scene selection, picture effects, 3D, background defocus, intelligent sweep panorama and underwater sweep panorama. Scene selections include high sensitivity, night scene, night portrait, soft snap, landscape, beach, snow, fireworks, underwater, gourmet, pet, soft skin, handheld twilight, anti-motion blur and backlight correction HDR. 3D effects include 3D still image, 3D sweep panorama and 3D sweep multi-angle.
Picture effects include HDR painting, rich tone monochrome, miniature, toy camera, pop color, partial color, soft high-key, illustration and water color.

Compatible recording media supported are memory stick duo for still images, memory stick pro duo for still images and high speed, memory stick pro HG duo, SD memory card, SDXC memory card, memory stick micro, memory stick micro mark2, micro SD memory card, micro SDHC memory card and SDHC memory card. Battery life lasts for 120 minutes or 240 shots. Supplied accessories for the camera package include rechargeable battery pack NP-BN, AC Power Chord, AC Adaptor, Wrist Strap, Micro USB Cable and Micro USB.

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