- 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
- 133g - 95 x 56 x 22mm
- Introduced February 2012
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- Size Comparison
Sony WX150 summary
Sony WX150 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact camera first released on February of 2012. The camera includes a 18MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The WX150 is placed #24 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #632 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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Sony WX150 family
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Sony WX150 Gallery
You can look at the WX150 from various angles in the gallery here.
Sony WX150 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of good and bad points of the Sony WX150 based on features that are typically considered essential in a camera.
Sony WX150 Sensor features
The Sony WX150 features the BIONZ processor chip. The spec of the sensor on the Sony WX150 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4896 x 3672 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 18 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The image below displays the WX150's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The WX150 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony WX150 dimensions
Sony WX150 is 0.29 lb (133 grams / 4.69 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 95mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Sony WX150 is less heavy as compared to other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a photo of the Sony WX150 alongside a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the WX150.
Sony WX150 Lens features
The WX150 has an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 25-250mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which won't be amazing however it will probably be useful in a few cases.
At it's widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f3.3 and that's rather sluggish and not the best in low light conditions and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also need to up your ISO which results in noisy photographs. At the long end, 250mm is amazing zoom and comes with f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Sony WX150 Connectivity
The WX150 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer photos and at times alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony WX150 Video features
The max video quality on the Sony WX150 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for quality versus file size but 1080p won't leave you with much room to crop. The body does not have a mic and headphone port which means you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably best to buy an alternative camera in case you want better sound in your video clips.
Sony WX150 Weather Sealing
Sony WX150 does not have environment proofing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.
Sony WX150 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony WX150 includes a 3 inch fixed display having a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony WX150 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Sony WX150 Shutter features
Sony WX150 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony WX150 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony WX150 boasts just built in flash without external flash support.
Sony WX150 Autofocus features
Sony WX150 boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be valuable for portraits.
It includes 9 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Sony WX150 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good for low light scenarios or you want to have more precise depth of field control.
Sony WX150 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-BN) on the Sony WX150 is fashioned to last for 240 shots with respect to the CIPA standards which is similar to its competition. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life for this class of cameras.
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Sony WX150 for different kinds of photography
The following graph provides a rundown of the Sony WX150 for different kinds of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section below.
Sony WX150 Portrait photography details
The Sony WX150 has a rating of 38 which is lousy, and means the camera is not acceptable for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the capability to utilize off-camera flash.
Sony WX150 Street photography advice
Getting a above average rating of 64, the Sony WX150 is a good fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony WX150 Sports photography factors
A moderate sports photography score of 46 suggests the Sony WX150 is somewhat suited for shooting sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony WX150 Travel photography features
Weight is pretty important when getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony WX150 gets a above average 71 as a travel camera which is a good option to take with you on your trips.
Sony WX150 Landscape photography factors
For anyone who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Sony WX150 with it's reasonable score of 46 for a landscape camera is fairly suited within the current marketplace.
Sony WX150 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Sony WX150 is not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a lousy rating of 35.
Sony WX150 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the WX150, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath will give you a summary of the WX150 vs it's top scored rivals shown above.
Here are a few more cameras you may consider as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.