Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs
2.7" LCD Screen: The Sony DSC-WX80 digital camera has a
2.7" ClearPhoto LCD screen. The LCD has 230,000 pixels with a 5-step brightness
control. The LCD
screen allows you to view an image before taking a picture and replay images
that have been stored in memory.
Built-in Wi-Fi: Using the downloadable PlayMemories app,
available for iOS and Android, you can instantly share your photos with your
friends. You can upload pictures and videos shot on the camera to social media
sites via your Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or tablet. In addition, you can back up
images to a network-connected PC, control the camera with your smartphone, and
view your photos and videos on a compatible TV.
Recording Media: The DSC-WX80 has approximately 48 MB of internal
flash memory for recording up to 8 full resolution images when no memory card is inserted. The camera is also compatible with the following recording
- Memory Stick: Memory Stick PRO Duo
(for movies, Mark 2 media), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
- SD Card: SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards (For movies,
Class 4 or faster)
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS imaging device with approximately 16.8-million gross pixels
and 16.2-million effective pixels. The advanced Exmor R CMOS image sensor delivers
extremely fast speed, high resolution, and excellent low-light sensitivity with
improved image clarity and reduced grain.
BIONZ Image Processor: The digital camera's BIONZ image processor
delivers high resolution photos and fast still photography performance. The fast
processing enables the camera to combine multiple images in less than a second
to create wide panoramic images when using the Intelligent 3D Sweep Panorama feature.
It also delivers high speed photo bursts, as well as Anti-Motion Blur and
Handheld Twilight modes.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens: The Vario-Tessar lens is specially produced for very compact cameras. This
specialized design allows quick auto-focus, appealing zoom range while still
maintaining a compact design. The lens has a 8x optical zoom and a focal length
of 4.5mm to 36mm. The 35mm equivalent is 25mm to 200mm for stills, 28mm to
224mm for 16:9 movies, and 34mm-272mm for 4:3 movies. The lens
has an aperture range of F2.6 (W) to F6.3 (T). The camera has a Digital Zoom
of 4x. Combined with the 8x optical zoom, the maximum total zoom is 32x.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in
JPEG format. Moving images with stereo audio can be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
with 2 channel Dolby Digital audio or MP4 format with AAC audio.
Still Image Sizes:
When recording digital still images, the DSC-WX80 allows you to choose from
six image sizes:
- 4:3 - 16M (4608 x 3456)
- 4:3 - 10M (3648 x 2736)
- 4:3 - 5M (2592 x 1944)
- 4:3 - VGA (640 x 480)
- 16:9 - 12M (4608 x 2592)
- 16:9 - 2M (1920 x 1080)
recording still images, you can also record moving images with sound in AVCHD
Ver2.0 or MPEG4 format. The following image sizes are available:
- AVCHD 60i: 24M (FX) 1920 x 1080
- AVCHD 60i: 17M (FH) 1920 x 1080
- AVCHD 60i: 9M (HQ) 1440 x 1080
- MP4 30fps: 12M: 1440 x 1080
- MP4 30fps: 6M: 1280 x 720
- MP4 30fps: 3M: 640 x 480
Note: The maximum length of time you can shoot
continuously is approximately 29 minutes. The maximum size of an MP4
format movie file is approximately 2 GB.
Dual Recording: You can shoot still images while recording a
movie. The camera keeps recording the movie while the still images are being
taken. Up to 10 still images can be shot during one movie recording.
Movie SteadyShot: You can reduce the effects of camera shake
when shooting movies by turning on Movie SteadyShot. Under normal shooting
conditions, the Standard setting will reduce camera shake caused by slight
movements of the hand. In extreme conditions, the Active SteadyShot setting will
reduce camera shake while you're walking or while zooming.
3D Shooting: The DSC-WX80 allows you to shoot 3D images that
can be played back on a 3D TV. Available in image sizes 16M or 16:9 (12M). 3D
images are stored in MPO format.
Intelligent Sweep Panorama: The camera has a panorama
shooting function, capable of shooting an near-full 360 degree panoramic image.
You can also choose standard, wide, and high resolution panoramic images. Image sizes include:
- Horizontal: 4912 x 1080 (153°)
- Vertical: 3424 x 1920 (114°)
- Horizontal: 7152 x 1080 (222°)
- Vertical: 4912 x 1920 (164°)
- 360°: 11520 x 1080 (Horizontal only)
- High Resolution: 10480 x 4096 (Horizontal only)
Burst Mode: You can shoot up to 10
images in succession when you press
and hold down the shutter button. There are 2 speeds to choose from: High
(10 frames per second) and Low (2 fps). When using the self-timer,
a series of a maximum of ten images is recorded.
Exposure Adjustment: You can adjust the exposure manually in
1/3 EV steps in a range of -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV to correct problems of over- or
Self-Timer: You can set the Self-Timer mode to a
10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the picture or to help prevent
blur. In addition, the self-timer can be used in conjunction with the face
detection feature, allowing you to take a self-portrait by yourself or with one
other person. When set to Self-portrait, the camera beeps when it detects the
specified number of faces, and the shutter operates 2 seconds later.
Auto Focus: The camera has a Multi-point Auto Focus. This method is helpful when your subject is not
centered in the frame. You can also choose Center-weighted AF, which focuses
only on the subject framed in the AF range finder in the center of the image, or
Spot AF, which focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area. You can
also select Tracking Focus and Face Tracking Focus.
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto focus) Illuminator briefly
provides fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The
camera emits red light to allow it to focus easily when the shutter button is
presses halfway, until the focus is locked.
Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls
flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin
tones with reduced red-eye. The camera can automatically select the faces to
focus on, or you can select the face in a particular area of the frame by
touching the screen. It can also give priority to children or adults. The
camera's Face Motion Detection adjusts ISO sensitivity and accelerates the
shutter speed when facial movement is detected, reducing blur in the subjects
Anti-Blink Function: The Anti-blink function works to help
counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the
Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less
squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be
displayed after you take the shot so you can determine whether or not you need
to take another shot.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology
automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing
the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it
happens. You can also set the degree of Smile Detection
Sensitivity to Slight Smile, Normal Smile or Slight Smile.
Shooting Modes: The DSC-WX80 offers several shooting modes,
selectable with the rear-mounted Control Wheel. You can select from the
- Intelligent Auto: camera detects conditions such as backlight or a
night scene and takes the shot using the optimal settings.
- Superior Auto: camera shoots one image without using the scene
recognition functions and another image using the scene recognition
- Program Auto: allows you to shoot with the
exposure (both the shutter speed and aperture value) adjusted automatically
while you manually operate other camera settings.
- 3D: allows you to shoot images that can be viewed in 3D
on a 3D-capable TV.
- Scene: multiple settings for specific scenes and
shooting situations. Choices include: Soft Skin, Soft Snap, Anti-motion
Blur, Landscape, Backlight Correction HDR, Night Portrait, Night Scene,
Hand-held Twilight, High Sensitivity, Gourmet, Pet, Beach, Snow, and
- Picture Effect: applies special effects to the images.
Choices include: HDR Painting, Richtone, Monochrome, Miniature, Toy Camera,
Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key, Watercolor, and Illustration.
- Background Defocus: This mode allows you to shoot an
image with image processing so that the background and the subject stands
Mode Switch: The camera has a 3-way slide switch on the back
for switching from Still Image Mode to Movie Mode to Sweep Panorama mode.
You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is
strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering
measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the
brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is
divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The
camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a
Sensitivity: You can select up
to nine ISO settings (Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, and 12800) when shooting
in Program Auto Mode to adjust sensitivity to your shooting conditions.
Built-in Flash: The built-in flash has a range of 7-7/8" to 13 feet
9-3/8" with the zoom set
to wide and 4' 11-1/8" to 7 feet 2-5/8 inches with the zoom set to
telephoto. The flash can be set to the following modes: Off, Auto,
On, Slow Synchro, and Advanced. In addition, this camera has a
"red-eye reduction" setting, which causes the flash to pre-strobe before
shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the
white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject,
and the overall color balance is adjusted. When using flash, you can select the
Flash White Balance mode. In addition to Auto and Flash, the white balance can
be set to Incandescent, Fluorescent 1 (white fluorescent), Fluorescent 2
(natural white fluorescent), Fluorescent 3 (day white fluorescent), Daylight,
Cloudy, One Push (adjust white balance depending on the light source) or One
Push Set (memorizes the basic white color which will be used).
Grid Lines: The cameras on-screen grid lines make it easy to
set a subject's horizontal and vertical position.
Function Guide: An
on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera
functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings.
Play, Edit, and Print
Index/Date Mode: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in
full screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index or date list
mode. The index feature lets you to display a total of up to 16 or 25 images. The date
view only displays those images recorded on a particular date. A calendar is
displayed so you can select the date.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back
images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects
(Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, or Active). Each effect has a preset music soundtrack, or you can choose
from the 4 selections. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted,
allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds or automatic to suit the selected
effect. You can select Folder play (all images in the selected folder), All play
(all images on the Memory Stick Duo) or Date (all images from selected date). When repeat
is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to
times the size of the original image. You can also record the enlarged item as a
new file. To select the area to be enlarged, you can move the enlargement
"frame" up/down/left/right with the arrow buttons, and adjust the zoom with the
W/T button. You cannot enlarge movies or images recorded in multi-burst mode.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees
in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Retouching Images: The Retouch
Menu allows you to make adjustments of a still image or apply special effects.
The following effects can be applied to still images:
- Trimming: you can crop
images to remove unwanted portions
- Red Eye Correction: removes red-eye effect caused by flash
- Unsharp Masking: sharpens the image within a chosen frame
Music Transfer: You can change
the music files that are preset at the factory with your own music, using the
Music Transfer program in the supplied CD-ROM.
Images: You can delete a selected
image, multiple selected images, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid
accidentally deleting an image, it can be protected.
You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark
is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-WX80 comes with the NP-BN Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery and AC-UB10D AC adapter. The battery is charged in the
camera using the supplied multi-use terminal USB cable and AC adapter. This battery takes approximately
115 minutes to fully charge. You can also charge the battery by connecting the
camera to a computer. Under normal operating conditions the
battery has the following capacity:
|Function ||Number of Images ||Battery Life (min) |
Record Still Images ||
Approximately 230 ||
Approximately 115 |
Playback Still Images ||
Approximately 3600 ||
Approximately 180 |
Shooting Movies ||
Approximately 60 continuous (30 typical) |
Inputs and Outputs
Multi/Micro USB: The Sony DSC-WX80 features a Multi/Micro
USB connector on the bottom of the camera. With the
supplied USB cable, you can connect your camera to your computer (2.0
High Speed compatible). The terminal supports Micro USB-compatible devices.
HDMI Output: The camera has an HDMI mini connector (Type C)
on the side for connecting to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI to HDMI accessory cable is required for connecting the camera
to the TV.
PlayMemories Home: The DSC-WX80 does not come with its own software.
Instead, the PlayMemories Home software can be downloaded directly to your
computer via the Internet (URL provided in the Instruction Manual). With
PlayMemories Home, you can:
- Import images from your camera
- View images on a calendar
- Share images on "PlayMemories Online"
- Upload images to network services, such as Facebook and YouTube
Music Transfer: Music Transfer software allows you to
replace the music files provided in the camera at the factory with your favorite
tracks, and to delete and add music files. With Music Transfer, you can import
MP3 files stored on the hard disk of your computer, CD music tracks, and preset
music saved on the camera.
Wireless Auto Import: You can easily back up images from the
camera to a computer connected to your wireless access point or wireless
broadband router. Before saving images to a Mac computer, you must first install
Wireless Auto Import.
Compatible Operating Systems: PlayMemories Home (Windows
only), Music Transfer, and Wireless Auto Import (Windows/Mac)
software are compatible with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2),
Windows XP¹ (SP3)
¹ 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported
- USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.8
- Music Transfer: Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.8²
- Wireless Auto Import: Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.7
² Equipped with Intel processor