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Pictures that you could only imagine are now possible with the DSC-WX5. With an Exmor R CMOS sensor, bright Lens and Superior Auto it is easier than ever to get the best shot.



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Low light by "Exmor R" CMOS sensor & bright F2.4 G lens

  • Superior Auto mode: higher quality through image layering
  • Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR
  • 3D Sweep Panorama: incredible views to enjoy on a 3DTV
  • iSweep Panorama Mode captures stunning panoramic images
  • 1080i AVCHD Movie records high-quality HD movies
  • Backlight Correction HDR for scenes with high-contrast
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 12.2MP resolution
  • 24mm (35mm equiv) professional wide angle G Lens
  • HDMI w/ adapter for easy connectivity
  • Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes, and wrinkles
  • Follow even fast-moving subjects with Tracking Focus
  • Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
  • 3D panorama shots come to life in Sweep Multi Angle
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur in photos
  • iAuto automatically optimizes camera settings
  • Smile Shutter technology automatically captures a smile
  • Self-Portrait Timer makes self-portraits easy
  • Motion Detection suppresses blur in people and other subjects
  • Anti-blink, Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions
  • Find your photos using the simple folder or date viewing modes
  • BIONZ image processor for high resolution and fast performance
  • iSCN detects 8 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings
  • Intelligent AF reduces shutter time lag as low as 0.3-sec
  • DRO recovers shadow detail in high contrast scenes
  • 11 convenient scene modes
  • Face Detection technology captures faces naturally
  • Easy Shooting Mode simplifies camera operation
  • Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes
  • High Sensitivity ISO 3200
  • PhotoTV HD Mode with compatible BRAVIA HDTVs
  • Function Guide helps explain menus and settings
  • Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media
  • Included lithium-ion battery for long-lasting power
  • Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) and PMB Portable software
  • Custom Background Color personalizes the menus
  • TransferJet technology allows easy wireless sharing
  • Compatible with PartyShot optional accessory
  • Available in black and silver
  • 12.2 Megapixel Back-illuminated ?Exmor R? CMOS Image Sensor
    The DSC-WX5 features a 12.2 megapixel ?Exmor R? CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera?s Sony G Lens F2.4 bright lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined ?Exmor R? CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
  • 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.
  • Background Defocus
    DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on your 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 while keeping your subject crisp and clear.
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
    Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television.
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode
    Capture expansive landscapes with Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode. Press shutter and sweep and the camera does the rest, continuously, shooting images and in one second stitching them together. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode
    Capture expansive landscapes with Intelligent Sweep Panorama Mode. Press shutter and sweep and the camera does the rest, continuously, shooting images and in one second stitching them together. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
  • 1080i AVCHD Movie Mode
    Record movies in 1080i AVCHD high definition at 60i. With HDMI connectivity you may enjoy instant playback on compatible HDTV or LCD of the camera. The AVCHD format captures a high degree of detail and smooth movement, and when footage is burned to disc, can be played back on Blu-ray Disc players, Sony PlayStation3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs. The convenience Movie start/stop button makes it easy to access this mode.
  • Backlight Correction HDR
    Shooting high-contrast scenes can often lead to washed out backgrounds and/or details lost in shadow. Backlight Correction HDR helps correct for this by taking two pictures at different exposure settings and processing the best elements of both into a single image for more natural looking shots.
  • 5x (24mm-equivalent) Professional-quality F2.4 bright G-Lens
    G lenses are used in top of the line digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD camcorders. Capture the action up close with the 5x optical zoom, and with the 24mm equivalent wide angle lens the WX5 even allows you to capture more of the scenes in landscape or group portraits. This F2.4 bright lens, combined with the camera?s ?Exmor R? CMOS technology makes stunning low light images possible. Additionally, Optical Steady ShotTM Image Stabilization minimizes blur.
  • HDMI Output (type C)
    The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. Easily connect your Cyber-shot camera via HDMI cable to any compatible HDMI compatible device to easily enjoy and upload your content.HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV).
  • Soft Skin mode
    Your portrait subjects will thank you for this. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
  • Tracking Focus
    Keep even fast-moving subjects in precise focus. Just select your subject in the LCD monitor and the camera will keep focus even as the subject moves closer or further away.
  • Natural Flash
    Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash mode takes a reference shot without flash and then uses that reference to correct the color, for far more lifelike images.
  • Sweep Multi Angle
    In Sweep Multi Angle mode the camera takes 15 images at different angles as you sweep 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.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically compensates to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
  • DVDirect DVD recorder Compatible
    With AVCHD capabilities the WX5 is compatible with the DVDirect DVD recorder, allowing automatic playback of high definition footage. Simply insert your Memory Stick media into the DVDirect DVD recorder and enjoy your movies shot in high definition. (Recorder and media sold separately)
  • HD MP4 Movie Mode
    In 1080p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1440x1080 high definition movies at 30 fps, which is the format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in their Cyber-shot DSCs in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac. Once transferred to your computer you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket and YouTubeTM, Dailymotion. (Compatible computer with internet capability required)
  • Compatible with PC and MAC Systems
    The high definition, AVCHD/MP4, video captured with the DSC-TX9 can be used with the provided Picture Motion Browser software for PC and iMovie (sold separately) for Mac systems.
  • Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode
    Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, and faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clearer images, faces with more natural skin tone, and less blur. By incorporating advanced features such as Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, iAuto mode lets you take advantage of the latest Sony Cyber-shot technology without leaving auto mode. Whether you?re shooting landscapes, capturing a beautiful flower, or taking pictures at an in-door birthday party or wedding shower, iAuto mode will optimize your camera?s settings to help ensure you come away with a great shot.
  • 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. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
  • Anti-blink Function
    It?s frustrating to think you?ve captured that perfect shot, only to review it later and discover one of your subjects blinked just as you pressed the shutter. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting or blinking. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
  • Self-Portrait Timer
    Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode
    Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes and, within just 1/30th of a second, selects the appropriate camera settings: Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Twilight using a tripod, Portrait, Landscape, and Macro. 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 with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
  • Intelligent AF
    Thanks to Intelligent AF technology, capture fleeting moments like a child?s adorable expression with the ultra-quick AF which locks focus in as little as 0.3-sec.
  • 2.8" Clear Photo LCD Plus display (460k pixels)
    Compose and show off your images on the large 2.8? (460K) Clear Photo LCD Plus display1, which features a special anti-reflective coating for sharp visibility, even in bright sunlight.
  • Scene modes
    The DSC-WX5 features 11 convenient scene modes: High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Gourmet / Pet / Soft Skin.
  • Face Detection technology
    Sony?s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
  • Easy Shooting Mode
    With Easy Shooting Mode, even beginners can take great photos. In Easy Shooting Mode, easy-to-understand basic instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the camera switches to all automatic settings, removing several function choices and allowing you to focus on just your subject. Since this mode works together with Intelligent Scene Recognition, the camera selects the optimum setting for each scene. In addition the easy mode simplifies preview mode.
  • BIONZ Image Processor
    The BIONZ image processor delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera. Fast processing enables unique Sony features such as Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, etc to take and combine multiple images in less than a second to create wide panoramic images. Images have reduced grain and appear less washed out.
  • Function Guide
    This beginner-friendly optional function helps navigate through the various functions and settings displaying the description of chosen functions or settings on the LCD screen.
  • Viewing modes
    Find your photos using the simple folder or calendar viewing modes.
  • In-Camera Retouching Tools
    Retouch and enhance your photos on the go with in-camera Trimming, Red-Eye Correction, and Unsharp Masking functions
  • High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 3200)
    High ISO allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. In addition to High Sensitivity Mode (ISO), you can select up to seven ISO settings (Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200) when shooting in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
    PHOTOMUSIC combines images with music (4 tracks, 5 minutes per track) to produce fun and entertaining slide shows with standard visual effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Active, and Stylish). Select from pre-loaded tracks on the camera or transfer your own from your compatible computer (sold separately).
  • PhotoTV HD
    Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, high definition images with PhotoTV HD-capable Sony BRAVIA HDTVs.6 PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your PhotoTV HD enabled BRAVIA HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that look more like printed photos.
  • TransferJet technology
    TransferJet technology, developed by Sony and advanced and promoted by consortium of 18 other companies, allows you to transfer files between two TransferJet enabled devices just by touching them together, without the hassle of hunting for cables or the complication of pairing3 .
  • Custom Background Color
    Express yourself and personalize your camera with your choice of black, white or pink background colors for the on-screen menus.
  • Lithium-ion battery
    Included lithium-ion battery provides added convenience with longer lasting power than alkaline batteries (capacity of supplied battery is 230 images or 115 minutes for shooting still images). Additional battery available for purchase add more power and information
  • Media card slot
    For convenient storage and sharing of your images, the DSC-WX5 accepts Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately) or SD/SDHC/SDXC media (sold separately).
  • Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software ver. 5.32
    Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD using and external DVD burning device (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (such as Facebook and Sony?s Personal Space). Using the new 5.3 version also enables playback of 3D images taken on the Cyber-shot camera. With a simple mouse click on the 3D image it will shift to show different angles within the image, creating a deep, interactive experience.
  • Includes Sony PMB Portable software
    With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable 5.2 software3 the DSC-WX5 makes it easy to pre-select images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites4 without the need for any additional software or install.
  • Colors Available
    The Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 camera is available in black and silver.



  • Camera Type: Compact high performance


Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" (7.81mm) "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ
  • Pixel Gross: 12.8MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 12.2MP



  • Media Type: 32MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), optional Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo, optional SD/SDHC/SDXC media13
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 12.2 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 9M( 4,000 x 2,248) / 2M(1,920 x1,080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: 12M (4,000x3,000), 8M (3,264x2448), 5M (2,592x1,944), VGA (640x480)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: 2D Panorama (size:Max. degrees of sweep angle) 7,152 x 1,080(295deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(202deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(203deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(142deg); 3D Panorama (size:Max. degrees of sweep angle) 7,152 x 1,080(295deg) / 4,912 x 1,080(202deg) / 4,912 x 1,920(203deg) / 3,424 x 1,920(142deg) / 1,920 x 1080(79deg)
  • Sweep Multi Angle Image Size: 1,920 x 1,080(15views)
  • Video Format: AVCHD, MP4
  • Video Mode: AVCHD 1920x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.17Mbps) / 1440x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.9Mbps) MP4 1440x1080 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.12Mbps) / 1280x720 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.6Mbps)/VGA (640x480)(29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.3Mbps)
  • Video Resolution: AVCHD 1920x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.17Mbps) / 1440x1080 (59.94i, Interlace)(Approx.9Mbps) MP4 1440x1080 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.12Mbps) / 1280x720 (29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.6Mbps)/VGA (640x480)(29.97fps, Progressive)(Approx.3Mbps)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Stereo / Mono



  • Lens Type: Sony G-lens
  • Aperture: iAuto(F2.4/F7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter) / Program Auto(F2.4/F7.1(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
  • Optical Zoom: 5x
  • Digital Zoom: Smart Zoom / Precision Digital Zoom / Off
  • Total Zoom: Approximately 10x with Precision Digital Zoom
  • Smart Zoom Technology: 8M:Approx.6.1x(Total), 5M:Approx.7.7x(Total), VGA:Approx.31x(Total), 16:9(2M):Approx.10x(Total)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still shots: 24-120mm / Movie 16:9: 28-140mm / Movie 4:3: 34-170mm
  • Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
  • Focal Distance: 4.25-21.25mm
  • Macro Mode: W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.90cm(2.95') to Infinity



  • Type: None


LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 2.8"1 Clear Photo LCD Plus (460K pixels)
  • Histogram: Yes
  • Grid Display: Yes
  • Customization: No


Focus Control

  • AF Modes: 9 points AF / Center Weighted AF / Spot AF
  • AF Illuminator: Auto / Off


Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
  • Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Soft Snap / Landscape / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Gourmet / Pet / Soft Skin
  • D-Range Optimizer: Standard
  • ISO: Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Noise Reduction: Clear Raw N/R
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1(White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push.


Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Normal / Hi-Speed Burst (High/Mid/Low)
  • Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec./ portrait1 / portrait2
  • Shutter Speeds: iAuto(2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto(1" - 1/1,600)
  • Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 12.2MP (Maximum 10 shots)



  • Flash Modes: Pre-Flash / Auto Daylight Synchro / Natural/ Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Off
  • Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx.0.2-Approx.5.1m(Approx.0.66'-Approx.16.73')(W) / Approx.0.9-Approx.2.1m(Approx.2.95'-Approx.6.89')(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0m(Approx32.81')(W) / Approx.4.1m(Approx13.45')(T)


Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
  • Date / Time Stamp: Available in the included PMB software.
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes/Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Standard / Stamina /Off


Advanced Features

  • Anti Motion Blur: Yes
  • Embedded GPS: No
  • Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority)
  • Smile Shutter technology: Yes
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • NightFraming System: No
  • NightShot Infrared System: No
  • Background Defocus: Low / Mid / High
  • Waterproof: No
  • Dustproof: No
  • Freezeproof: No
  • Shockproof: No
  • Superior Auto: Yes
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • Blink Detection: Yes



  • Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
  • SD Output: Yes
  • HD Output: HDMI / Component (1080i)
  • USB Port(s): Yes - USB2.0 Hi-Speed
  • BRAVIA Sync: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • DVDirect: Yes
  • Party Shot Compatible: Yes
  • TransferJet: Single / Select
  • PictBridge Compatible: No


Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): 3 5/8" x 2 1/8" x 7/8" (91.7mm x 51.9mm x 21.5mm )
  • Weight (Approx.): Body: Approx. 4.6oz. (130g), With battery and Memory Stick media:; Approx. 5.2oz. (146g)



  • Battery Type: LITHIUM ION N type 3.6V
  • Battery Capacity: Approx. 115 minutes / Approx. 230 images (when shooting still images)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.0W



  • Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.3, PMB Portable 5.2 (for Windows), PMB Portable 1.2 (for Macintosh), Music Transfer
  • Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Macintosh OS X(v10.4-v10.6)


Operating Conditions

  • Flash Mode(s): Auto / On / Slow Syncro / Off
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