Sony Cyber-shot WX150 Digital Camera Review$249.99
Two automatic shooting modes are on offer: Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto. A Program mode is available as well. Special options like 3D-assist shooting, iSweep Panorama (which gets its own notch on the mode switch), and Background Defocus are available as well. Picture Effects and Scene Selection round out the still-photo modes.
As it should be, the WX150 is an autofocus-only camera. A total of 9 focus points are supported. Typical modes like full-frame, center, and spot focus are here. Face detection is supported, and a tracking autofocus feature can be activated at any time during shooting by hitting the center selection button.
Focus is speedy and fairly accurate in most lighting. As we expected, it struggles more in dim lighting and low-contrast settings, but the overall performance is fine by point-and-shoot standards.
The WX150 maxes out at an enormous 18.2 megapixels in a standard, 4:3 aspect ratio—the biggest pocket-cam shots, aside from a few other Sony Cyber-shots with the same sensor. Other sizes include 10-megapixel, 5-megapixel, and VGA settings in 4:3, and 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sizes in a widescreen 16:9 format.
It probably goes without saying, but this is a JPEG-only camera; no RAW capture. Also, there's only the one default quality setting—no Superfine or Basic options.