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- Sony Cyber-shot WX150
- The 10x-zooming WX150 is the best no-nonsense point-and-shoot we've seen so far this year.
Sony Cyber-shot WX150 Digital Camera Review$249.99
The WX150 is built to take snapshots, so operation is almost entirely automated. There are two auto shooting modes: Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto (iAuto+). Both are incredibly easy to use—just point and shoot—though Superior Auto offers less user control and uses multi-shot modes more often (usually to clean up noise or prevent the sky from getting blown out). On the whole, we think that Superior Auto is the way to go.
Effects, Filters, and Scene Modes
The menu system is refreshingly easy to navigate. The selection dial switches between shooting modes, and the menu button brings up an on-screen quick menu without leaving the photo preview, so you can see how your changes affect the photo in real time. The only time it feels like we entered a "deep" menu was the setup menu, which controls settings like LCD brightness, memory card settings, and the like.
Next to the incredibly helpful in-camera help guide, the paper manual is decidedly lackluster. No table of contents, no index, only basic user instructions. No CD-ROM with a manual, but a full version is available for download via Sony.