The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7 body, like other Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras, is elegant. It features a very slim body, which allows it to fit in one’s pocket. Like many slim cameras, the lens does extrude out, and houses a 5x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens. It also houses a Exmor R CMOS Sensor with 16.2 megapixels, allowing it to perform in low-light conditions (which is true).
At the back, it has a 2.8-inch LCD display with an array of buttons on the side. The controls are relatively easy, with a switch to flick between camera, movie and 3D Sweep Panorama mode. It also features a circle that acts as a program switch between different settings, while also incorporating the main four buttons on each direction. What’s interesting is that Sony has a “Movie” button independent of the actual shutter button, which is a minor qualm. You also have the standard zoom toggle and the power button at the top. It requires a lot of pressure to get it to turn on, but that is also a minor qualm we’ve noticed when handling it with one hand.
What’s also new is that the camera features a mini HDMI port, and that is used for everything – from charging to showing photos on a television. It also features support for both MemoryStick Pro Duo cards and SD cards – the latter something that Sony has recently adopted, to much fanfare from me. However, while all that is good, it does not have internal storage – so you will be heavily relying on cards, which is a bit of a shame, but expected due to its slim body.
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