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Focus faster, day or night, with the slim Sony® DSC-WX150. Its sensitive 18.2MP
sensor and wide-angle, ultra-stabilized 10X Optical/20X Clear Image zoom
capture stunning images as well as AVCHD™ 1080/60i videos.
18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor High Speed Auto Focus Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels more than other sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.
Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image.
With an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, capture high-resolution images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony G lens. More pixels means you can enlarge, zoom in and crop your photos without losing detail. Advanced processing reduces noise and graininess for incredibly crisp, clear images—even in low-light conditions.
Focusing is faster than ever thanks to the collaboration of four technologies: an advanced Sony G lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, a newly-developed BIONZ® image processor and optimized focus processing. The result? Tack-sharp focus in as little as 0.1 seconds, so you never miss a shot.
20x Clear Image Zoom
Zoom in close for great sports, wildlife and travel photos. The WX150 combines 10x optical zoom with Clear Image digital zoom technology to offer 20x total zoom. Powerful By Pixel Super Resolution processing technology reduces graininess for crisper, more realistic, higher-quality images—even in close-ups.
Amazing HD Movies
Record crystal-clear movies at the highest resolution available with Full HD 1080/60i AVCHD™ video capture.1 Stunning, fast-motion video with reduced distortion looks great when played on your HDTV.2 Notice a perfect photo opp while shooting video? With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Never Miss a Moment
Capture up to 10 frames per second at full 18.2MP resolution. The perfect feature for high-speed sports or capturing a unique sequence of photos, no matter how fast the action, you know you’ll get the shot. Plus, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects for even crisper, clearer high-speed shots.
Say Goodbye to Blur
Don’t let a not-so-steady hand prevent you from capturing the moment. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Get sharp, blur-free footage in otherwise unsteady situations, like shooting video while walking.
Product description and full feature list
Explore the full range of features and options below.
18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor
The 18.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera’s sharp Sony® G lens.The sensor enables advanced processing that reduces noise levels more than other sensors, resulting in stunning low light images with incredible details.
High speed AF
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor uses its rapid 240fps throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ® processor. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds, even in low light.
Optical zoom plus Clear image zoom
Clear image digital zoom maintains a high-resolution feel that is as precise as optical zoom and vastly expands the zoom range without lowering visible quality or pixel count in the final image. With By Pixel Super Resolution processing, the camera’s 10x optical zoom range is extended, allowing full resolution 18.2MP images with a maximum 20x zoom.
Full HD 1080/60i
Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD™ video.1 This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Capture the decisive
moment – up to 10fps
Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode for
blur-free movies even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization. Now it’s easier than ever to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand
3D still image and
3D Sweep Panorama™ mode3
Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama™ capabilities.3 Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way.
Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects.
Panorama™ HR mode
With Intelligent Sweep Panorama™ HR mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and
let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.
Superior Auto mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology. Superior Auto intelligently detects 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Photo Creativity Photo Creativity allows you to fine-tune your exposure settings, such as brightness, color, and vividness, and quickly choose the right enhancement for your subject. Now you can view Picture Effects and Photo Creativity effects in real time on the camera’s monitor or in the viewfinder before shooting.
Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don’t capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
Motion Detection, along with Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected, reducing blur in moving subjects and faces.
It’s frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Soft Skin mode
Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo.
Sweep Multi Angle™ mode
In Sweep Multi Angle™ mode, the camera takes 15 images at different angles as it sweeps across the scene. By tilting the camera during playback, the camera’s Gyro Sensor detects motion and displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera’s LCD.
1. Records in 29 minute segments
2. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately
3. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold separately.
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Focus faster day or night with this slim Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 digital camera. High speed AF dramatically improves speed and accuracy, while 10X optical and 20X Clear Image zoom gets you close enough to capture every ounce of the action. Boasting an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, exceptional low-light performance is yours while shooting high-resolution photos or Full HD 1080/60i videos (records in 29-minute segments). And with the ability to shoot up to 10 frames per second (fps), you’ll be sure to capture the fleeting moments that other cameras miss.