Sony DSC-WX150 Cyber-shot Digital Camera, 18.2 Megapixels, Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 3.0" LCD, 10x Optical Zoom, HDMI, Red

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About Sony DSC-WX150

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Digital Camera (Red) is a versatile point-and-shoot with a sleek design and even more impressive megapixels thanks to its 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. When you consider the camera's 1080/60i video capture functionality, it's easy to see why it's one serious memory-making machine.

The camera is helped along in its mission of making great memories by 10x optical zoom, 20x Clear Image Zoom, a Sony G lens and a 3.0" Clear Photo LCD, among others. Of course the numerous auto functions also help you to make the most of each snap, by leaving all the leg-work to the WX150. Features like Background Defocus, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Anti-blink and others all take the guessing out of shooting - no matter what the situation is.

Sony DSC-WX150 Features

  • 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor: The 18.2 MP 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
  • High speed AF: To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid 240 fps 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
  • Full HD 1080/60i: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60i in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV
  • Capture the decisive moment - up to 10 fps: 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
  • Optical SteadyShot 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
  • 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama mode: Produce awe-inspiring images with 3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama capabilities. Photos will take on a new dimension of creative capabilities for viewing the world in a whole new way
  • Picture Effect: 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
  • Intelligent Sweep 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
  • Background Defocus: The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear
  • Superior Auto mode: 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
  • 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
  • Anti-blink Function: 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
  • 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
  • Natural Flash: 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: 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
  • 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

Sony DSC-WX150 Specifications

Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross
Effective Picture Resolution
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
optional "Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
13M(4896x2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3
18M(4896x3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size
HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
Sweep Multi Angle Image Size
2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Video Mode
AVCHD 60i:24M FX/ 17M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/60i) / MP4:12M(1,440 x 1,080/30fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/30fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/30fps)
Photo Capture from Movie
Dual Record
Audio Format
AC3 (Stereo)
Wind Noise Reduction
Lens Type
Sony G
Optical Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 16:9: 27.5-275mm / Still 4:3: 25-250mm / Movie 16:27.5-275mm(SteadyShot Standard), 27.5-385mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 33.5-335mm(SteadyShot Standard), 33.5-469mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction
9 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance
iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements
Clear Image Zoom
Macro Mode
Steady Shot Mode
Active: Yes
AF Modes
Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks /Pet Mode /Anti-motion blur / Backlight Correction HDR / Underwater
D-Range Optimizer
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
White Balance Mode
Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push, One Push Set
Flash Modes
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx.0.2m to 3.7m(7 7/8 inches to 12feet 1 3/4 inches)(W) / Approx.1.5m to 2.2 m(4feet 11 1/8 inches to 7feet 2 5/8 inches)(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.5.9m(19feet 4 3/8 inches)(W) / Approx.3.4m(11feet 1 7/8 inches)(T)
Red-Eye Reduction
Auto / On / Off
Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder / AVCHD
LCD Type
3.0" Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)
Brightness Control
5(Bright) / 4 / 3(Std) / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display
Yes (Off / On)
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output
USB Port(s)
Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0)
Send: Yes (Single / Select, U2/CEH/CN1 Version), Receive: Yes (U2/CEH/CN1 Version)
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
iAuto(4" - 1/1600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 18.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Anti Motion Blur
Sweep Panorama
Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
Face Detection
8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing
Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Background Defocus
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Blink Detection
Picture Effects
HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial Color / Soft High-key / Watercolor / Illustration
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Number of Still Images
Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.0W
Power Requirements
AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 18W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.75" x 2.25" x 0.88" (95.25mm x 57.15mm x 22.0mm )
4.7 oz. (133.2g)
Main Unit: 4.1 oz. (116.2g)
Mfr #

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Reviewed by 4 customers

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


DSC-WX150 Nice camera but.....


We recently purchased our WX150 and found it to be an easy point and shoot camera. The pictures and videos are very sharp. The auto features do a nice job in selecting the proper setting based on conditions for example low lighting. Two cons are first the problem with uploading videos to a MAC and Facebook. While on vacation I tried to download the vidoes on my daughter's Mac for her but the MAc did not recognize them. In my investigation it appears additional software or conversion is required. Secondly the battery in this camera does not appear to have the life that my old Cyber shot had resulting in some lost photo opertunities. I am addresssing this problem by purchasing a second battery and AC charger. Those were the only problems preventing me from rating the camera as a five star.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Bought as a gift....


I bought this for my Dad as a gift and he was able to use it right away without issue. He loves how big the screen is and the slim design. Definitely a step up from his several year old didgital camera that he had.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Nice features for a grandma!


This is a very nice camera. Love it's small size & light weight. It has an easy intuitive setting that gives you great focus & lighting for your pictures. The low light was the most important feature for me as we live in Alaska & it's dark most of the year. So far, there's only 1 problem that I really hate about the camera. It's all black & so are the buttons which make it hard to find the buttons when you need them. I would also like to turn off the location details for the camera files & also have the option of saving in RAW format.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Must have camera for family and vacation shots


Absolutely love this camera. My wife and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary at Disney World. This is my 5th digital camera and by far my favorite. The quick response (shutter speed), high quality photo's (18.2 MP#, wide angle lens, great battery life and many other features which I have yet to use, make this camera a must have for family and vacations. The two photo's I posted are in complete darkness #no flash pictures were allowed). I can't believe how great the photo's turned out...crystal clear


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Questions about this item:

larson s  What language does it have in its interface?
PETER V  The interface is English. If you're asking if it has other languages, I would say that depends on where the camera is being marketed by Sony. Obviously, in France the interface might be in French, in Spain, in Spanish, in Germany in German. The downloadable operational directions from Sony are in English & Spanish. But the only language I see on the camera itself is English.
larson s  What language does it have in its interface?
PETER V  The interface is English. If you're asking if it has other languages, I would say that depends on where the camera is being marketed by Sony. Obviously, in France the interface might be in French, in Spain, in Spanish, in Germany in German. The downloadable operational directions from Sony are in English & Spanish. But the only language I see on the camera itself is English.
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