As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is also often compared to waterproofs, ultra compacts, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150's top rivals come from Sony (such as the DSC WX100 and the Cybershot TX10) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-SZ7 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in flash, significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS and is older (february 2012 vs february 2014).

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX100 and DSC-WX150

  • Light weight: 124 g vs 133 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
1 year older
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DSC-WX150

  • None found

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
1 year older

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-WX150

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-QX30 and DSC-WX150

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
1 year newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and DSC-WX150

  • Light weight: 121 g vs 133 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 2.6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and DSC-WX150

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150 compared to waterproof competitors include: it much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and is not waterproof.

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and DSC-WX150

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 2,000 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.6), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
7 months older
$212

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and DSC-WX150

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S210

Nikon Coolpix S210
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S210 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S210 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • None found

common strengths of the S210 and DSC-WX150

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 40 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 84k dots), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×56×22 mm) vs prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (240 shots vs 410 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
6 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much longer battery life: 410 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DSC-WX150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 133 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"

Sony Mavica FD-73

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13 years older

Significant advantages of the FD-73 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FD-73 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 40 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the FD-73 and DSC-WX150

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (138×103×62 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 133 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 30 mm), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2012 vs january 2008) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WX9 and DSC-WX150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W150 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W150 (vs the DSC-WX150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-W150 and DSC-WX150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens