MAK­ING A CON­NEC­TION

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

Con­nec­tiv­ity is a good fea­ture for cam­eras to have, but it would be use­less un­less this func­tion be­comes easy enough for ev­ery­one to use. Among the Wi-Fi cam­eras that we have seen this year, the Sony Cybershot DSC WX300 seems to have the eas­i­est Wi-Fi set up. Plus, it can also be con­trolled re­motely from a smart­phone.

This is a mid-range com­pact cam­era with a 20x op­ti­cal zoom and most

fea­tures you would ex­pect to find in a cam­era of this cat­e­gory. How­ever, this cam­era does not have man­ual modes and you will have to make do with mul­ti­ple auto and scene modes. There is, how­ever, a Panorama and 3D photo func­tion. Press the Menu and you can set up the Wi-Fi. The first op­tion is to shoot re­motely us­ing the Sony PlayMe­mories app which can be down­loaded from the app stores. Once the phone has linked to the Wi-Fi of the cam­era, the app shows what the cam­era is see­ing. The app lets you zoom in, zoom out and click pho­tos or shoot vides. The re­sults are also saved on the phone stor­age. The other op­tion is to link the cam­era to a PC on the net­work, but this needs a bit more con­fig­u­ra­tion though it fi­nally works.

This 18MP cam­era pro­duces de­cent re­sults with great colour re­pro­duc­tion. It is also pretty good in low-light con­di­tions and comes with mul­ti­ple scenes that lets you make the best of this ca­pa­bil­ity. The only prob­lem with the cam­era is the slow pro­ces­sor which of­ten puts a gap be­tween two im­ages.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT:

Noth­ing bet­ter, if you can af­ford it.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT: Ver­sa­tile mid-range com­pact cam­era

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