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Sony DSC-WX7 Digital Camera

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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this digital camera. This Sony camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award and it received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus and asia.cnet.com.

Good User Reviews

This digital camera has an average user rating of 85% based on 69 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX7 was able to produce good images. Ashley S mentioned “The pictures always come out clear and with good colour”. Five years ago Bellybong said “The picture quality is superb” in their review of this digital camera but they rated it 60 out of 100. Binkydaminky mentioned on Amazon “The downloaded pictures are much better than on the camera display screen” in their review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Five customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX7 agreed that it had a good image sensor. G. Godinho said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon six years ago “Exmor r sensor is great!”. G. Godinho also wrote “Grain on image (in dark conditions) is considerably less than rivals in similar price bracket, thanks to the good sensor”. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The WX7 offers a 5x zoom lens, 16 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full HD movie recording” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen people who bought this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Ab`s wrote five years ago “Usual Sony quality which is excellent” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Ab`s also mentioned “Picture quality is excellent, accepts 64gb cards”. Amanda wrote “The picture quality is great and even better for shots in the dark”.

Good Size

Some Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers said in their reviews that it was compact. Bellybong mentioned on Amazon “This is a really great compact camera and has many features that I find on my bridge camera” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review. Bellybong also wrote “It is super compact and fits easily in your pocket”. G86 wrote “Take photos!All in all I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a compact camera the amount of features” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A few customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their Sony DSC-WX7 review on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 is a slim compact digital camera that combines Sony's 16 megapixel Exmor-R sensor with a 5x Carl Zeiss lens”. Expert website Techgeek.com.au rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “A compact and slim camera with huge features such 1080i HD video recording” in their review. Techgeek.com.au also said “Does the slim body mean big features”.

Some people who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Ashley S wrote six years ago “It's not too heavy” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX7 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. G. Godinho wrote on Amazon “The background defocus mode is pretty impressive for creating depth of field effect, giving the pics a professional look” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX7 wrote that it had good features. Hb Shopper scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon last year “A great camera with loads of great features” in their review of this digital camera. Ps wrote on Amazon “It has some decent features, my favourite being the burst function - it takes 10 frames in a second which is great for getting that perfect shot of a fleeting child” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Six years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their Sony DSC-WX7 review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 is a new mid-range compact camera with a wealth of advanced features” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Several Sony DSC-WX7 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX7 mentioned that it was good for video recording. Ab`s mentioned “Movies are full 1080 and very clear” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “There's a video function on it which has made my Canon video camera redundant”. Nanou wrote “The first one is that the video quality is magnificent.” although they gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote four years ago “It's so simple to use! Yes” in their review. Binkydaminky mentioned “The accompanying software is basic and simple to use, as is the camera itself” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product an excellent review. Mr. M. I. Harrison gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned six years ago “I've not really had a chance to use it properly.”.

A few people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Bellybong wrote in their review of this digital camera “Also the menu's are very easy to navigate” . Six years ago G. Godinho wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 “Bit small for my hands (my hands are average sized), tiny buttons makes it hard to quickly switch between settings”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX7 was comfortable and easy to hold. Matthew wrote five years ago “Even my big hands can operate it quickly and efficiently” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX7.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Six years ago Mjlinks mentioned “Even at full price the camera is a wonderful bit of kit”. Nanou said in their review on Amazon “I am sad to say that although this camera is very reasonably priced”. Ps mentioned “The quality of pictures and video is excellent for this mid price compact” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-WX7 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Mjlinks rated the Sony DSC-WX7 as very good and wrote “Sony are giving a £30 cashback, now that is a bargain” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review. One customer who purchased the product thought it was cheap. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 “On the outside it looks like any other budget digital compact with its simple rectangular design”.

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Nice Design

A few customers who purchased the Sony DSC-WX7 agreed that it was good looking. Six years ago Mr. M. I. Harrison mentioned “Nice looking camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7. In the same month expert website Asia.cnet.com wrote “Sony's Cyber-shot models have usually always been elegantly styled, with slimline bodies incorporating reasonably attractive specs within” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 and scored it 4 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-WX7 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX7 concluded that it had a good lens. Edward gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “The lens is very good and the quality of the video is excellent”. Mjlinks mentioned on Amazon “The image quality is very good as is colour rendition, one of the reviews suggested that the Zeiss lens is better than Sonys own for this, I can't compare” in their Sony DSC-WX7 review. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “However, this camera actually has the same lens as the W570, which our tests showed covered a 68° field of view” in their review nonetheless they rated the product 60 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-WX7 reviewer who bought the Sony DSC-WX7 thought it had a good zoom. Bellybong wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The zoom is very good and the burst shooting is the best I have seen” nonetheless they rated it 60 out of 100.

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Robust

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Geriatric Backpacker wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “The Sony DSCWX7 is a robust and solid compact camera”. One Sony DSC-WX7 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Five years ago Ab`s wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “The plast catch has become damaged”.

One Sony DSC-WX7 owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Geriatric Backpacker said “All in all this is a robust camera that is at the top end of the price market” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX7 concluded that it was reliable. Tom_birmingham mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Has been great and reliable so far although has only been used for a few weeks”.

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Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 13,635 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-WX7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Bellybong wrote on Amazon “The one big problem is the battery life”. Six years ago Mjlinks mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7 on Amazon “Battery life seems adequate if not outstanding”. Peter he wrote “The battery life is good”.

Good Flash

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who bought it concluded that it had a good screen. Hopalong gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “Lovely size screen and quick to shoot” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX7.

8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX7 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX7 also do not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX200V.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX7 do not support Full HD video. The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX30 (£259.99) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX7 do not have a GPS (satellite). The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX200V.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX7 do not support wi-Fi. The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony DSC-QX30 (£259.99).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-WX7 do not support video capability. The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The DSC-WX7 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-WX7 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX7 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX7 are not 3D. The DSC-WX7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony DSC-WX7

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(22)
16 September 2011

A small ? very small ? digital camera from one of the best camera manufacturers. In fact if you are well built you may find some of the controls a little fiddly this is as a direct relation to the... Read more…

12 September 2011

The WX7 is a small but highly-specified compact, with a competent performance matched with decent image quality. It's only its noise and processing issues which mar its overall score - otherwise...

What Digital Camera

So after we'd finished the test, we sat down with a cup of tea and had a think about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC WX7. It's a confusing camera and here's why. On the outside it looks like any other...

PhotographyBlog.com

19 April 2011

The Cyber-shot WX7 is intended to bridge a gap between Sony's entry-level compacts (with which it shares a lens) and high-end models (from which it takes its BSI CMOS sensor and Full HD video...

14 April 2011

A compact and slim camera with huge features such 1080i HD video recording and even capture 3D images? Sony is touting the Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 as one of its highlight cameras, but does the slim... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 12 April 2011 by Wildwoods

The spec and functionality of this camera are amazing considering its size and price. I'd been more than happy with my Canon Ixus over the last five years, but when a friend offered to buy it, I... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2011 by Reza

Very suitable size, and plenty of useful futures. Brilliant photography at low light. video quality is also excellent. I compared the camera to an Canon IXUS 220 HS (my friends camera, we took... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2011 by G86

What an amazing little camera I must emphasise the word 'little' as this is truly small in size considering the amount of features it has it sacrifices nothing. I took this bad boy to Cyprus with... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2011 by Edward
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera to use as a 2nd camera to my DSLR, for this purpose it is not bad, its very small and light and fits in any pocket, most of the time takes good quality pictures however the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2012 by Nanou
(Verified Purchase)

A couple of months ago, I was looking for a replacement camera for my beloved Canon IXUS 970is (now suffering from small defects after using it constantly for several years). I was looking for a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscwx7, dscwx7p, dscwx7b, sony dscwx7, sony dscwx7b, dscwx7wccee2, dscwx7wc.cee2, sony p48896140, sony p48896140m
Barcodes 00027242824539, 04905524707687

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