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Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-WX350

18-megapixel digital camera with 20X optical zoom and Wi-Fi® (White)

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Our take on the Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-WX350

The Sony DSC-WX350 is small enough to slip into a pocket and go anywhere you go, and powerful enough to capture high-quality images of your travels. The 18.1-megapixel Exmor R image sensor renders fine detail in each photo, and the camera's 20X optical zoom lens can zero in on the most compelling part of any scene.

Sony DSC-WX350

The Sony DSC-WX350 puts high-resolution photography in a pocket-sized camera.

A pocket-sized wonder

The Sony DSC-WX350 is small enough to slip into a pocket and go anywhere you go, and powerful enough to capture high-quality images of your travels. The 18.1-megapixel Exmor R image sensor renders fine detail in each photo, and the camera's 20X optical zoom lens can zero in on the most compelling part of any scene.

Share instantly with Wi-Fi

The 'WX350 can team up with your phone or tablet, allowing you to wirelessly transfer photos and video to your mobile device for instant online sharing. If you're an Android™ user, Near Field Communication allows you to pair camera to compatible devices with a quick tap.

No blur allowed

When you try to take photos with a cell phone, the image can be ruined if you move while holding the camera, or if your subject moves when you snap the photo. The DSC-WX350 has the technology to deal with either scenario, giving you blur-free photos. Built-in optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization smooths out any movement on the part of the photographer. Lock-on autofocus and fast shutter speeds make sure a moving subject looks sharp.


    • 18.1-megapixel effective recording
    • 20X optical zoom (40X with Clear Image interpolation)
    • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards and Memory Stick® PRO Duo™ media
    • 3" LCD screen (460,000 dots)
    • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 25-500mm
    Special Features:
    • transfer or back up images via Wi-Fi® with Sony's PlayMemories app for Apple® and Android™ devices
    • advanced "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for sharp photos even in low light
    • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization for blur-free photos and video
    • high-definition movie mode (up to 1080i resolution)
    • intelligent Sweep Panorama mode lets you capture 360-degree panoramic shots
    • burst mode captures 10 frames per second at full resolution (up to 10 shots)
    • face detection controls focus and exposure for accurate portraits
    • anti-blink function captures two images and records the one with the least amount of squinting
    • Superior Auto chooses the appropriate settings based on your subject and shooting environment
    • in-camera special effects include red-eye reduction, Retro, and Monochrome
    Connections and Dimensions:
    • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
    • high-speed USB interface
    • 3-13/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 1-1/16"D
    • weight (with battery): 5.8 oz.
    • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Supplied Accessories:
    • rechargeable NP-BX1 lithium ion battery
    • AC adapter
    • micro USB cable
    • wrist strap

    What's in the Box:

    • Digital camera (white)
    • NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.6V 1240mAh 4.5Wh)
    • AC-UB10C AC adapter (5V 0.5A)
    • 24" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro USB on other end)
    • Wrist strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty sheet
    • Wi-Fi Connection/One-touch (NFC) Guide
    • Accessories sheet
    • Product registration sheet

    Picking a new camera ,was more work than picking a new tv. But the sony won out do to its small size and zoom. It fits in my shirt pocket and takes great photos

    Chuck d, Waterloo,iowa


    Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-WX350 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (5 Reviews)

    Great compact camera

    Anne from Conway, MA on 1/20/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just used this camera for the first time this weekend. I still to play with the setting some. When we got the group shot my nephew picked up the camera and got a perfect shot first time. That is what experience will do for you. I am working on it. I was in a dark restaurant one evening and those shot all came out great.

    Pros: Clear nice shots both with good and bad lighting. Can't wait to use it outside.


    Complex Camera

    JeffK from Houston, TX on 12/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I read a lot of great reviews on this before buying but have mixed feelings. Some of the pictures I took I wasn't as impressed with (mainly in my family room which has fluorescent light bulbs). I eventually got better pictures by modifying the settings. It is a really complex camera and there are a lot of settings to adjust. I will probably keep it but have considered returning it for another model (I'm not sure what I would get). Some of the pictures it did take were very nice though.

    Pros: A lot of options. Some pictures were nice. Small camera, easy to travel with.

    Cons: Very complex. Many settings. Really need the right settings or photos can look bad (true of any camera though). I expected a bit more from the auto features.

    Great point and shoot camera

    MikeM from New Jersey on 11/27/2014

    This point and shoot is an incredible camera. I have always owned Canon point and shoot cameras, and when my last one went down I did research and the Sony had a great rating and I decided to buy it. And the price was right. Well I was right in selecting this camera. The image quality is very very good, very low noise, and the most incredible part is the optical zoom. It covers every situation you would need for a point and shoot camera. It easily fits in your pocket, and I carry it with me all the time. BTW, I am a professional photographer using high end equipment and this camera is truly a gem.

    Pros: Price,Great zoom, image quality

    Cons: Battery has to be charged in the camera. No separate charger.

    Sony dsc350

    Chuck d from Waterloo,iowa on 5/31/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Picking a new camera ,was more work than picking a new tv. But the sony won out do to its small size and zoom. It fits in my shirt pocket and takes great photos

    Pros: Small size,zoom,20 meg pix

    Cons: None so far

    I guess it's good

    TheBushMaster from St. louis, MO on 5/7/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for my daughter on her birthday. She is in Northern Ireland testing it out right now. I have nothing but extreme satisfaction with Sony cameras (I have a Nikon) and I expect this will be very good.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    LCD Screen Size 3"
    Adjustable-angle LCD No
    Wi-Fi Built-in
    Touchscreen No
    Waterproof No
    GPS-enabled No
    Lens 35mm Equivalent 25-500mm
    Optical Zoom 20x
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Filter Diameter N/A
    Manual Focusing No
    Manual Exposure No
    Built-in Flash Yes
    HDMI Output Micro
    Internal Memory None
    Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Sensor Size 1/2.3" CMOS
    Megapixels 18.2
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Highest Resolution 4896 x 3272
    4K Video No
    Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Width (inches) 3-13/16
    Height (inches) 2-1/4
    Depth (inches) 1-1/16
    Weight With Battery (ounces) 5.8
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year

    Product Research

    Recording Features
    Play, Edit, and Print Functions
    Battery Information
    Inputs and Outputs

    Recording Features

    3" LCD Screen: The Sony DSC-WX350 digital camera has a 3" ClearPhoto LCD screen. The LCD has 460,800 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 Mobile app, available for iOS and Android, you can instantly share your photos with your friends. The camera can be connected to an NFC-enabled Android smartphone with one touch to the top of the camera. 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-WX350 is compatible with the following recording media:

    • Memory Stick: Memory Stick PRO Duo (for movies, Mark 2 media), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-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 21.1 gross Megapixels and 18.2 effective Megapixels. 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 X Image Processor: The digital camera's BIONZ X 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. It also delivers high speed photo bursts, as well as Anti-Motion Blur and Handheld Twilight modes.

    Sony G Lens: The camera features a Sony G lens with a 20x optical zoom and a focal length of 4.3mm to 86mm. The 35mm equivalent is 27mm to 540mm for 16:9 movies, and 33-660mm for 4:3 movies. For still images, the 35mm equivalent focal length is 24-1200mm (4:3), 25-1250mm (3:2), and 28.5-1425mm (16:9). The lens has an aperture range of F3.5 (W) to F6.5 (T). The camera has a Clear Image Zoom that is twice the optical zoom (up to 40x), which magnifies the images without deterioration of image quality. Combined with the 20x optical zoom, the 4x digital zoom magnifies images to the largest scale of 80x, however, the image quality will deteriorate as you zoom in to the maximum range.

    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. There are two image quality settings: Standard and Fine.

    Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still images, the DSC-WX350 allows you to choose from nine image sizes:

    16:9 3:2 4:3
    13M 4896 x 2752 16M 4896 x 3264 18M 4896 x 3672
    7.5M 3648 x 2056 8.9M 3648 x 2432 10M 3648 x 2736
    2.1M 1920 x 1080 4.5M 2592 x 1728 5M 2592 x 1944

    Movies: Besides 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: 28M (PS) 1920 x 1080/60p
    • AVCHD: 24M (FX) 1920 x 1080/60i
    • AVCHD: 17M (FH) 1920 x 1080/60i
    • MP4: 12M: 1440 x 1080/30p
    • MP4: 3M: 640 x 480/30p

    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, you can select Intelligent Active or Active SteadyShot settings.

    Shooting Modes: The DSC-WX350 offers several shooting modes, selectable with the top-mounted Mode Dial. You can select from the following:

    • 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 in higher quality than with Intelligent Auto mode.
    • 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.
    • Movie: shoot movies in AVCHD or MP4 formats (see details above)
    • Intelligent Sweep Panorama: The camera has a panorama shooting function, capable of shooting a full 360° panoramic image. You can also choose standard, wide, and 360° panoramic images. iSweep Panorama modes and image sizes include:
      • Standard: 4912 x 1080 (153°) horizontal; 3424 x 1920 (114°) vertical
      • Wide: 7152 x 1080 (222°) horizontal; 4912 x 1920 (164°) vertical
      • 360°: 11520 x 1080 (360°)
    • Scene Selection: multiple settings for specific scenes and shooting situations. Choices include: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti-motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Pet, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Soft Skin, and ISO High Sensitivity.

    Picture Effect: You can select a desired effect to achieve more impressive and artistic images. Choices include: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.

    Drive Modes: You can choose from five shooting modes:

    • Single Shot: Shoots one image at a time
    • Continuous Shooting: Shoots 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).
    • 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.
    • Self-Portrait: When the product detects the number of faces you have selected, the camera will beep and the shooting starts after 2 seconds.
    • Self-Timer Continuous: Shoots images continuously after a 10-second delay

    Exposure Compensation: 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 under-exposure.

    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: 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 face.

    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 Big Smile.

    Metering Modes: 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 well-balanced exposure.

    Sensitivity: You can select up to nine ISO settings (Auto, 80, 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 14 feet 1-3/8" with the zoom set to wide and 6' 6-3/4" to 7 feet 10-1/2 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 Functions

    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 9 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. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted, allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, 10, and 30 seconds. You can select Folder View (still), Folder View (MP4), Folder View (AVCHD), or Date View (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 8 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.

    4K Image Playback: You can output still images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-connected TV that supports 4K. If the TV isn't 4K-compatible, you can set the output to HD.

    Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.

    Beauty Effect: The Beauty Effect allows you to make adjustments of a still image of a person to make it look better. The following Beauty Effects can be applied to still images: Skin Toning, Skin Smoothing, Shine Removal, Eye Widening, and Teeth Whitening.

    Deleting/Protecting 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.

    Print Mark: 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

    Battery Information: The DSC-WX350 comes with the NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and AC-UB10C AC adapter. The battery is charged in the camera using the supplied multi-use terminal USB cable and AC adapter. This battery takes approximately 230 minutes to fully charge. Under normal operating conditions the battery has the following capacity:

    Function Number of Images Battery Life (min)
    Record Still Images Approx. 470 Approx. 235
    Playback Still Images Approx. 6600 Approx. 330
    Shooting Movies --- Approx. 100 continuous (60 typical)

    Inputs and Outputs

    Multi/Micro USB: The Sony DSC-WX350 features a Multi/Micro USB connector on the side 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 micro connector (Type D) on the bottom 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-WX350 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

    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)
    • Macintosh:
      • USB Connection: Mac OS X v10.6 to v10.8
      • Wireless Auto Import: Mac OS X v10.6 to v10.8

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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Jun 16, 2014 ]  Staff