Sony WX350 overview
Sony WX350 is Sony's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally introduced on February of 2014. It houses a 18 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The WX350 comes in at #88 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #581 out of 1453 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Sony WX350 family
The Sony WX350 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can see all earlier and most recent models alongside main specs.
Sony WX350 Gallery
You can check the WX350 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony WX350 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Sony WX350 based on criterias which are usually viewed as useful in a camera.
Sony WX350 Sensor details
The sensor measurement on the Sony WX350 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4896 x 3672 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 18MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 to 12800. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the WX350's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The WX350 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony WX350 dimensions
Sony WX350 is 0.36 lb (164 grams or 5.78 oz) & has outside measurements of 96mm x 55mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Sony WX350 is lighter in comparison with other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Underneath is a image of the Sony WX350 with a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the WX350.
Sony WX350 Lens specs
The WX350 houses a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 25-500mm making it a 20.0 x zoom which is ideal and is going to enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 25mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 which is somewhat slow and not great for low light occasions and you will likely struggle to get good bokeh. You could also have to boost the ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs. At the tele end, 500mm is outstanding zoom and comes at f6.5 which is quite slow and you might need to set slow shutter speeds.
Sony WX350 Connectivity
The WX350 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and oftentimes alter camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Sony WX350 Video specs
The maximum video resolution on the Sony WX350 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in AVCHD format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance for quality and file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a microphone or headphone jack so you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at an alternative model should you require decent audio for your video clips.
Sony WX350 Weather Sealing
Sony WX350 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions may damage the camera.
Sony WX350 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony WX350 is equipped with a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs for Sony WX350 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Sony WX350 Shutter specs
Sony WX350 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony WX350 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Sony WX350 comes with only built in flash without external flash ability.
Sony WX350 Autofocusing specs
Sony WX350 doesn't have Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Sony WX350 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful for low light or you want to have more accurate depth of field control.
Sony WX350 Battery life
The battery (NP-BX1) on the Sony WX350 is made to last for 470 pictures as per the CIPA measurements making it higher than the usual when compared to its class. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life for this range of cameras.
Here is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
Sony WX350 for varying styles of photography
The following chart gives a overview of the Sony WX350 for varying styles of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Sony WX350 Portrait photography highlights
The Sony WX350 receives a score of 37 which is subpar, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the ability to use off-camera lighting.
Sony WX350 Street photography advice
Coming in at a above average rating of 64, the Sony WX350 is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony WX350 Sports photography info
A average sports photography score of 53 indicates the Sony WX350 is fairly appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony WX350 Travel photography highlights
Size is very crucial when picking a camera for travel. In general, the Sony WX350 gets a very good 73 as a travelling camera which is a respectable pick for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Sony WX350
If you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony WX350 and it's average grade of 47 as a landscape camera is reasonably suitable in the current marketplace.
Sony WX350 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Sony WX350 is just not very good for vlogging as it gets a subpar score of 35.
Sony WX350 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the WX350, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart underneath will give you an overview of the WX350 compared to it's top scored rivals shown previously.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternate options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.