Sony Cyber-shot WX350 Detailed Review

Sony Cyber-shot WX350

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The Cyber-shot WX350 was presented by Sony in February 2014. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
BrandSony
CategorySuperzoom
Date02/2014
Sensor Properties

In additional Cyber-shot WX350 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").

Also Cyber-shot WX350's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 18 megapixel. That's roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.

The Sony does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

FormatCompact
Sensor area6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24" x 0.18")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)21.00 megapixel
Resolution (effective)18.20 megapixel
Pixel size1.87 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 10 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable
Focal length (min)24mm
Focal length (max)480mm
Aperture (max)3.5
Aperture (min)6.5
Viewfinder Properties

The Cyber-shot WX350 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.

Shutter

The Cyber-shot WX350's shutter speed varies from 1/1600s to 4s.

The highest shutter speed of the Sony is just 1/1600s. That's no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed1/1600s
Min. shutter speed4s
Sensitivity Properties

The Cyber-shot WX350's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 12800 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity12800 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Cyber-shot WX350 supports all general exposure modes.

The Sony allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The Cyber-shot WX350's auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

The Sony doesn't support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.

TypeContrast Detection
AF points1
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Cyber-shot WX350 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 4m (14 ft.). That's on the low end and will only work for very close subjects.

A hotshoe is missing from the Sony.

Built-in
Range4.20m
(14 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
Cyber-shot WX350 display

The Cyber-shot WX350 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.46 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

Unfortunately, the Cyber-shot WX350's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Cyber-shot WX350 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

TypeLCD
Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution0.46 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

Cyber-shot WX350 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Sony Cyber-shot WX350 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates25 frames/second
50 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The Cyber-shot WX350 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

Connect the Sony to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Sony supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards. Sony MemorySticks can be used, too.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick Micro
Battery

The Sony Cyber-shot WX350 has a NP-BX1 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 470 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Cyber-shot WX350's battery battery parameters:

TypeNP-BX1 LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life470 photos
Size

The Sony Cyber-shot WX350's dimensions are 96 x 54.9 x 25.7mm³. (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is only 137 grams (4.4 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Cyber-shot WX350:

Sony Cyber-shot WX350 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Sony Cyber-shot WX350 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The Cyber-shot WX350 is not much bigger:

Sony Cyber-shot WX350 size comparison

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