Sony WX800 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Sony makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the WX800 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the WX800 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on October 16th, 2018, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1555 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the WX800 from Sony.
Sony's help guide for the WX800
The camera's help guide is 456 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the WX800 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Sony's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Sony WX800 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the WX800.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the WX800 based on?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Sony equipped the WX800 with the BIONZ X image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the WX800?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the WX800 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Does the Sony WX800 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the WX800 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800.
|Camera Model||Sony WX800|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-720mm f/3.5-6.4|
|Launch Date||October 2018|
|Launch Price||USD 399|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||18 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 896 x 3 672 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.25 μm|
|Pixel Density||64.04 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 6 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||922k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||MS or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||NP-BX1 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||370 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
102 x 58 x 36 mm
(4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
|Camera Weight||233 g (8.2 oz)|
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