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Sony DSCWX350B Digital Camera

£154.00
Compact Camera 18.2MP 20x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good value for money
Good zoom
920 Reviews
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Good Value for Money

Fourty-nine owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Website Bestbuy.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Being an open box item was at a discounted price”. They also wrote “Not cheap” in their review. Website Argos.co.uk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Excellent Pictures - Incredible for the Price”.

Four owners reckoned that this digital camera was expensive. Linslee wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “Many features of a more expensive camera”. In the same month Chief2015 said “This small size camera even takes photos with better clarity, brightness and color than my more expensive full size camera” in their review of this digital camera. Chris319 mentioned on expert review site Amazon in April last year “If accurate photographic reproduction is desired, you're probably looking at a much more expensive camera”.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “A good instruction manual would really help to get the most of this camera” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5. George wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Camera good, instructions non existent”. Man4manual mentioned “Why can't we have a good instruction manual even if we have to buy it” but even so they still rated it 80 out of 100.


Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at websites Ephotozine and Expert Reviews both wrote that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Expert Reviews, Techradar and portablegear.nl this camera has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Good User Reviews

DSC-WX350 owners on average rated this camera 85 out of 100. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 23,306 expert and user reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Two hundred and seventy-seven owners agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Day time pictures are outstanding” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also said “Picture sharpness” in their review. Website Argos.co.uk wrote three years ago “Clear photos”.

Nineteen customers agreed that the Sony DSC-WX350 was good in low light. Website Bestbuy.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Especially at low light” in their review. And also mentioned “Great low light image in Superior Auto mode”.

Eight owners considered that the product had a good picture resolution. Metelmunkey mentioned “Definitely loving the multiple frames shooting that produces crystal clear action shots” in their review of this digital camera. Cakelady wrote two years ago “It has many more features in addition to higher pixels and is perfect for my needs” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Allabout said last year “Good pixels for the price”.

Three people who bought it thought it had a good image sensor. Two years ago G Hooper wrote “Firstly, this camera has a small sensor (although typical or compacts) combined with a rather "slow" lens (again this is typical of compacts”. Tech 2.0 said three years ago “This is a combination form the great lens and superb sensor and engine” in their review of this digital camera. R. Voorhees mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The sensor is amazing” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Zoom

Ninety people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good zoom. Website Bestbuy.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said two years ago “Excellent Zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Picture quality and zoom feature” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews three years ago “A superb balance of zoom range, camera size” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX350.

Fourteen customers concluded that it had a good autofocus. Website Bestbuy.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Auto focus works great” in their review of this digital camera. Whodunit mentioned on expert website Amazon “It takes great picture - very easy to auto focus”. Doc1423 wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Easy to carry with a quick focus for nice to exceptional photos”.

Nine people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Website Bestbuy.com said “Love the telephoto lens” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Lasvegaskaren rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com “This has a wide angle lens and is very affordable”. Duane9335 mentioned “The lens is very sharp”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. J W said “Image stabilization better than most” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Shashanka Narayan scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The zoom and image stabilization is great”.

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

Eight people who purchased the Sony DSC-WX350 agreed that it did not have a good viewfinder. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “No Viewfinder”. They also said “The ONLY complaint is the lack of a view finder” in their review. Larrynj mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “The one drawback for me is the lack of a view finder”.

Seven people who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good screen. Expert Reviews said “Poor screen visibility outdoors” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Hard for me to read the screen” however they gave it a score of 80 out of 100. They also wrote “The image is hard to see on the back screen” in their review.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good flash. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com said “Flash burns out pretty quickly”. Adambombrxp mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com “After a few wells the flash burnt out” but even so they still rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Tj said on expert review site Amazon “With flash too stark, (subject overexposed)” but even so they still scored it 4 stars out of 5.

No Exposure Compensation On Control Wheel

Four customers said that it did not have good exposure controls. Expert Reviews wrote “No exposure compensation on control wheel”. James Mccuskey mentioned on expert website Amazon “There is no flash exposure compensation” in his review of this digital camera. He also wrote “Exposure compensation has no effect on this” in his review.

Good for Video Recording

Thirty-two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Video is awesome”. Nyyankee5 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “AMAZING video and sound playback”. Lotsashoppin said in their review of this digital camera “The videos are crisp, colors bright” .


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A Best Selling Digital Camera

The DSC-WX350 is a popular choice of camera.

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in January 2016.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Sixty customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Website Bestbuy.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Small and great features for a compact cam”. Expert website Techradar.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “However, if you're looking for a small compact” in their review of this digital camera. Jenny said in her review of the Sony DSC-WX350 “Great compact camera and takes very good pictures”.

Thirteen owners who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Expert Reviews said two years ago “Very compact, lightweight body” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight and compact”. They also wrote “Small and lightweight” in their review.

Ten people who purchased it thought it was easy to carry around. Website Bestbuy.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Small camera that is easy to carry”. Js11 mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “It's a great camera for the casual user, very light, easy to carry” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Keta said “Small and easy to carry around” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky. George34 wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “It still has an excellent specification and many powerful features that other bigger, heavier compact cameras don't have”. Four Violets scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Why carry a heavy camera with weighty lenses with the option of this superb quality camera which packs such a powerful zoom lens”. Two years ago Albragg rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “Unless you want to carry around a heavy camera and a few extra lenses, you will really enjoy the size” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners thought it was a good size. Barbara Wright rated it 80 out of 100 and she said in her review of this digital camera “Nice size pocket camera”. S.wedlake wrote “Easy to use, pictures excellent and a nice size fits in your pocket” .

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Very Light

Digital cameras of this age and type have weights of between 110g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g. With a weight of only 137 grams, the DSC-WX350 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The DSC-WX350 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung NX3000 (£126.25) which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-WX350 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Canon EOS M10 (£185.17).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX350 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX350 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Canon EOS M10 (£185.17).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX350 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera, the digital zoom of the DSC-WX350 of 80 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The digital zooms of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 2x to 80x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX350 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX350 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Canon SX610 HS (£154.89), and the Samsung NX3000 (£126.25) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Canon EOS M10 (£185.17) is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-WX350 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX350 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon SX610 HS (£154.89), and the Samsung NX3000 (£126.25) are also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon EOS M10 (£185.17) is also worth considering.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX350 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4896 x 3264, 3648 x 2432, 2592 x 1728, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 4896 x 2752, 3648 x 2056, 1920 x 1080, 3664 x 3664, 2736 x 2736, 1920 x 1920, 7152 x 1080, 4912 x 1920, 4912 x 1080 and 3424 x 1920 and 11520 x 1080. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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18.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.2 megapixels digital camera.

If this digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon SX610 HS (£154.89) (20.2MP and higher rated), or the Samsung NX3000 (£126.25) (20.3MP and higher rated).

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The DSC-WX350 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-WX350 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX350 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-WX350 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-WX350 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-WX350 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-WX350 has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-WX350 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DSC-WX350 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-WX350 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three people said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX350 was noisy. Anotherunhappycustomer mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Very noisy photos with unacceptable levels of distortion towards the edges of the frame” but even so they scored it 20 out of 100. Runfaulife scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Argos.co.uk “It is let down by some the noise of the zoom”.


Power

470 Shot Battery Life

Thirty owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expert Reviews wrote “470 shot battery life”. Notsofast71 mentioned two years ago “Battery life was great, easily lasting all day” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Happyshow said in their review of this digital camera “The battery lasted long and it takes awesome pictures”.


Design

Good Looking

Twenty-four owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Website Bestbuy.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The camera is pretty easy to figure out” in their review of this digital camera. Jocarr123 said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “It's great for social media accounts and uploading quality photos in a pretty easy process”. Keta mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Pretty user friendly”.

Four people thought this digital camera was neat. Lol V said in their review of this digital camera “It just fits in so many neat little places a pocket”. Steve Mitchell wrote “Simple to use and neat enough to fit in the pocket” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Katharine Kirby said “The white camera is smart and tidy in appearance” but in spite of that she only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX350 was smooth. Madridd wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “Has tons of features, good flash and smooth video quality” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Aplusambulance mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is a very smooth zoom and quick auto focus”. Rsg rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “We love the size as it does actually fit in a front pocket of jeans easily, with it's rounded corners for smooth recovery when you want to use it”.

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well designed. Three years ago Bhp gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The software is very well designed and intuitive to use”.

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Good Quality

One hundred and two owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Exceptional picture quality in a small size plus it has great stabilization” in their Sony DSC-WX350 review. Website Argos.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Love the size and the picture quality” but even so they rated the product 1 stars out of 5. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Fast and high quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

Ninety-eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Easy for my mom and dad to use” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Easy to use and nice pictures” in their review. And also wrote “Easy to use out of the box”.

Seventeen customers thought the product was easy to use the menus. Website Argos.co.uk scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Settings for every occasion”. Drdna said “While it has many advanced features it does not have the ability to adjust aperture settings or shutter speed independently” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX350. Em83 wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Fantastic in all settings; great zoom”.

Four customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Website Bestbuy.com said two years ago “Easy to set up and go” . Nana rated it 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “This one takes great pictures! It was easy to set up and use” in her review of this digital camera. Three years ago Katharine Kirby said in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The camera takes a moment to set up the correct shooting operations, which slows you down”.

Four people who purchased the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Aabby said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Comfortable to handle and doesn't take a genius to work out how to use” in their review of this digital camera. Greenmekon wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Great headphones, very comfortable and great sound” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. I. Cunningham mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Takes wonderfully crisp, detailed and rich photos, robust and yet light to hold and use” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Derek Marshall said “Excellent handling, optical zoom is better than expected” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. T. M. Burns wrote two years ago “The low light handling is very good using the scene modes”. They also said “Have been using the camera mainly in auto mode which has been handling the variety of conditions very well” in their review.

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Well Made

Sixteen owners who bought the Sony DSC-WX350 concluded that it was well made. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Good build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Yarii (cat Mom) mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The build quality seems better on the older model” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Waynets gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Very easy to use, small, light weight and feels solidly built”.

Seven customers who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Made of sturdy metal so it's durable” but they scored this digital camera 3 stars out of 5. Joanvalley said on expert website Bestbuy.com three years ago “The Canon feels all metal and sturdy”. Metelmunkey mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Seems like it has a robust case” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Features

Good Features

Thirty-seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lots of features including panoramic” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. They also said “T explored all the features” in their review. Jellybeandelight rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It takes great pictures and has some editing features in the camera” in their review of this digital camera.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cybershot dscwx350p
Barcodes 00027242877900, 00027242877917, 00840014119691, 00845251073133, 00845251073225, 04905524970166, 04905524981056, 04905524981063, 04905524981070, 04905524981087, 04905524981094, 04905524981100, 04905524981155, 04905524981179, 04905524981186, 05054230862544

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