Sony Cyber-shot WX150 Digital Camera Review$249.99
Speed and Timing
Thanks to the WX150's backlit-CMOS sensor, it's a speedy shooter with a few different drive modes available.
Two full-res drive speeds are available—high and low. It also uses burst mode for some alternative purposes, like multi-shot noise reduction and HDR modes.
We measured a blazing-fast top speed of 10.87 frames per second at the highest setting. The buffer fills up after one second, but that's still 10 or 11 shots in one burst—incredible for an entry-level point-and-shoot.
The self-timer is pretty typical of the class. There are 2-second and 10-second options, as well as smile shutter options.
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.