Sony WX70 overview
Sony WX70 is Sony's Small Sensor Compact camera first introduced on January of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WX70 is rated #24 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #577 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can use our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your customized requirements.
Here is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony WX70 family
The Sony WX70 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full range below.
Sony WX70 Gallery
You can see the WX70 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony WX70 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Sony WX70 based on things that are often seen as necessary in a camera.
Sony WX70 Sensor specifications
The Sony WX70 houses the BIONZ chip. The sensor spec on the Sony WX70 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below displays the WX70's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The WX70 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony WX70 dimensions
Sony WX70 is 0.25 lbs (114g or 4.02 oz) and features outside dimensions of 92mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Sony WX70 is lighter compared with various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a photo of the Sony WX70 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will provide the button design on the WX70.
Sony WX70 Lens specifications
The WX70 has got a built in lens and a focal range of 25-125mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not great however it could be convenient in certain scenarios.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.6 which is quite slow and not very good in low light situations and you might find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting producing noisy pictures. Towards the tele end, 125mm comes to f6.3 which is really slow and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Sony WX70 Connectivity
The WX70 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send pictures and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Sony WX70 Video specifications
The highest video quality on the Sony WX70 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for quality and file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means you get no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for an alternative camera in case you need good sound in your video clips.
Sony WX70 Weather Sealing
Sony WX70 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions may affect the camera.
Sony WX70 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony WX70 has got a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 922k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to change focus point and adjust settings by using your fingertips.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder details regarding Sony WX70 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Sony WX70 Shutter specifications
Sony WX70 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Sony WX70 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony WX70 includes only built-in flash lacking external flash ability.
Sony WX70 Autofocusing specifications
Sony WX70 includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for portrait photography.
Sony WX70 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust focus. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Sony WX70 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light situations or you need to have more precise focus control.
Sony WX70 Battery life
The battery power (NP-BN) on the Sony WX70 is made to last for 240 shots with respect to the CIPA requirements making it comparable with its competitors. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Sony WX70 for various types of photography
The following chart provides a summation of the Sony WX70 for various types of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Sony WX70
The Sony WX70 gets a rating of 36 which is bad, and means the camera is not good for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the capability to work with off-camera lighting.
Sony WX70 Street photography features
With a very good rating of 68, the Sony WX70 is a good fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony WX70 Sports photography factors
A bad sports photography points tally of 45 means the Sony WX70 is not good for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony WX70 Travel photography details
Size is really crucial when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Sony WX70 gets a nice 72 as a travelling camera which is a fine option to take on your journeys.
Landscape photography with Sony WX70
For anyone planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony WX70 at it's bad score of 44 as a landscape camera is not good among its competitors.
Sony WX70 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Sony WX70 is not good for vlogging as it gets a bad score of 36.
Sony WX70 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the WX70, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart below shows you a bird's eye view of the WX70 versus it's highest scored competitors mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you may look into as alternatives. To look at a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.