Sony WX1 summary
Sony WX1 is Sony's Ultracompact camera initially announced on August of 2009. The camera includes a 10MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.4" size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The WX1 comes in at #131 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #1185 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personal factors.
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Sony WX1 Gallery
You can view the WX1 from several angles in the gallery below.
Sony WX1 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Sony WX1 based on features which are typically considered necessary in a camera.
Sony WX1 Sensor features
The Sony WX1 features the Bionz processor chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Sony WX1 is 6.104mm x 4.578mm (1/2.4"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 160 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the WX1's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The WX1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony WX1 dimensions
Sony WX1 is 0.33 lbs (149g or 5.26 oz) and features external dimensions of 91mm x 52mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Sony WX1 is heavier than other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Sony WX1 alongside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the WX1.
Sony WX1 Lens features
The WX1 provides a built in lens with a focal range of 24-120mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not outstanding but it would certainly be handy in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.4 which is very sluggish and not very good in low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up your ISO resulting in noisy pictures. On the long end, 120mm comes with f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Sony WX1 Connectivity
The WX1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony WX1 Video features
The max video quality on the Sony WX1 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not have a mic or headphone socket so you get zero control over your audio. It is probably best to purchase an alternative model in case you require decent audio in your video clips.
Sony WX1 Weather Sealing
Sony WX1 does not have environment proofing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.
Sony WX1 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony WX1 includes a 2.7" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony WX1 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are particularly useful.
Sony WX1 Shutter features
Sony WX1 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Sony WX1 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony WX1 boasts just integrated flash with missing external flash support.
Sony WX1 Autofocus features
Sony WX1 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The AF system includes 9 focus points to select from. Sony WX1 has no manual focus. Manual focus can be good during low light occasions or you want more accurate focus control.
Sony WX1 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the maximum (320) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Sony WX1 for different categories of photography
The following illustration displays a outline of the Sony WX1 for different categories of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Sony WX1 Portrait photography information
The Sony WX1 receives a points total of 20 which is terrible, and means the camera is not acceptable for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support and capability to use off-camera lighting.
Sony WX1 Street photography info
With a reasonable points total of 55, the Sony WX1 is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony WX1
A terrible sports photography points total of 27 suggests the Sony WX1 is not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony WX1 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really critical in selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony WX1 gets a decent 56 for a travel camera which makes it relatively adequate to buy for your trips.
Sony WX1 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Sony WX1 at it's terrible score of 32 as a landscape camera is not acceptable within the current marketplace.
Sony WX1 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Sony WX1 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible score of 28.
Sony WX1 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the WX1, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The graph followed below gives you a bird's eye view of the WX1 versus it's top ranked rivals listed earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might see as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.