SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-WX300
$499, from Sony Store, Sony Centre and major electrical stores SPECIFICATIONS 18.2-megapixel resolution, 20x optical zoom, 3-inch screen, Wi-Fi enabled.
SIZE The smallest and thinnest at 166g, but sturdy. USING IT The buttons felt as if they were crammed at the back of the camera, but the functions were easy to figure out. It’s easy to select a shooting mode using the dial on top. PERFORMANCE As with the Panasonic, I captured clear shots of people 10m away. When using the 20x optical zoom, the photo on the noticeboard was sharp but the darker areas were a tad grainy. In auto mode, colours were vivid and warm. EFFECTS It has toy-camera, miniature, illustration, partialcolour (picks up only shades of a selected hue) and watercolour effects. I liked the beauty-effect function that smoothed my skin in portraits. VERDICT It doesn’t have the best zoom lens, but its small size makes it the best travel companion.