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My New Digicam Sony DSC-WX1

I recently bought a new digicam, a Sony DSC-WX1 from Kimstore.

10.2 Mega Pixel 5x Optical Zoom Cyber-shot


  • 10.2 Mega Pixels “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
  • f/2.4 Sony “G Lens”
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Anti-Motion Blur
  • 10fps high speed continuous shooting
  • Smile Shutter
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
  • High Definition Movie Recording

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WX1 wasn’t my first choice, but am sure I made the right decision. 🙂

When hubby was in Singapore last April, he said he’s going to buy a new digicam for me. I told him I prefer to buy it here.  I visited Sony Philippines website to look for digicams and so I spotted Sony DSC-W380. Like most of you, Google is my best friend, so I turn to him again and ask where I can read reviews and saw Calvin’s post – 3 features that we like about the Sony Cybershot W380. He enjoyed the Macro shots, Sweep Panorama and Self-timer. He also mentioned that

The W380 is the younger brother of the WX1. They have similar features but the WX1 takes better low-light shots with its Exmor lens.

WX1 is more expensive so I’m still determined to buy W380. I visited and there I saw Kim Lato’s page, Kimstore, I also visited her multiply account. I added her in Facebook, and messaged her in Yahoo. Few days later, I texted her if W380 is available and that I prefer the color pink. (So girly!) She replied that they only have the black color. I said, I’ll wait for a couple of days.

Kimstore in Entrepreneur

Kim Lato, featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

After few weeks I messaged her in Facebook and asked if W830 is still available and that it’s okay for me if it’s black. Sad to say, they don’t have stock of W380, but they have W390. Kim asked if I don’t like WX1. I mentioned about the reviews I’ve read and that it’s spec is similar to W380, except that WX1 is equipped with EXMOR sensor, making it the higher-end equivalent of W380. I asked for her advice and she said getting WX1 is more of an advantage. Her price is also low. 🙂

W380/W390 has 14.1 Mega Pixels and WX1 has 10.2 Mega Pixels. I’m not really after what’s big in terms of pixel, I’m more after the clearer images even in low-light situation and the anti-motion blur. Obviously I opted for Sony DSC-WX1. It has also won the EISA Best Product ‘Compact Camera’ 2009/2010 Award.

I wanted to personally go to Kim’s store but am not familiar with the place so I opted for a meet-up in SM Manila the next day. Glad it was a fast transaction. I need the camera for my best friend’s wedding the day after.

First picture taken right inside Mc Donald's, after the meet-up. Haven't changed the date at that time but it should be June 4, 2010.

Other pics taken while in the bus going to school. I’m looking at the mirror in the bus while taking pics, hehe.
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Sony DSC-WX1 Reviews

13 thoughts on “My New Digicam Sony DSC-WX1

  1. O, ayan, may bagong digicam ka na rin, at last! Minsan di rin talaga reliable ang no. of megapixel kasi depende din sa lens ng camera. And Sony's always have the Carl Zeiss optic lens. At bago din ang Sony Lens G na dati sa mga DSLR camera lang meron. Kaya it's a good decision talaga. At kita naman talaga sa mga shots, ang lilinaw!

    • Korek, at last! My first digicam was Kodak, bought when Sean was 1 year old. My sister bought a new cam so iniwan nya na dito yung Sony digicam nya pagbalik nya abroad. Yun na muna ginamit ko. My other sister brought it in the province naman, kaya most of the time ginagamit ko yung camera ng CP ko, ayoko na kasi nung sa Kodak, unless wala akong choice. When I bought this new cam, few days later nagpadala naman ang ate ko ng package with Samsung digicam na color pink! So yun na lang binigay ko sa kapatid ko.

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  3. this is a great gadget…. and ok din yung exmor sensor na bagong labas ng sony… "It combines the speed of the CMOS sensor with advanced-quality image sensor technologies accumulated through the development of CCDs. The result is enhanced resolution along both the space and time axes."

    O diba… 🙂

    I have a canon digicam pero mas gusto ko na mag SLR… ipon ipon pa konti… and sana Sony…