LCD and Viewfinder
Sony WX5 has a Fixed Type 2.8″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. At only 2.8″, the screen is on the smaller side and 461kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
WX5 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony WX5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately WX5 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony WX5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony WX5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 50 fps and save in and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony WX5 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
WX5 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Sony WX5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect WX5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony WX5 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony WX5 is $249.99