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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 
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General
Model Number: DSC-WX1
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $349.99
Street Price: $336.56
Date Available: 2009-10-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.2 oz (148 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.8 in.
(91 x 52 x 20 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.4 inch
Sensor size: 27.0544mm2 (5.92mm x 4.57mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.62 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif v2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Sony G-lens; 6 elements in 5 groups, 5 aspheric
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 120 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.4 or f/7.1 (wide) / f/5.9 or ?? (tele)
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-points / center / spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push, Two Push Set, Underwater (Auto, 1/2, Flash)
Shutter Speed Range: 2 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Intelligent Auto, Easy Shooting, High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-speed Shutter, Underwater, Gourmet
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx.0.2 - 5.0m(W) / Approx.0.5 - 2.0m(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.10.0m(W) / Approx.4.0m(T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-connector
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.61
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 10.00
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 10
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.270
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.580
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.570
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.008
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.90
Shutdown Time: 1.60
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BG1
Usable Battery Types: InfoLithium rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BG1 InfoLithium rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Picture Motion Browser Vers 4.3 + USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2, Mac OSX v(10.3-10.5)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor, SteadyShot optical image stabilization, Sweep Panorama mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer Standard and Plus, Face and Motion Detection, HD movie (720p), High speed shooting. Available in black.

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