As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms, pro digicams, compacts and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 and the Cybershot WX9) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS30 and the Lumix DMC-ZS45)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is not waterproof.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
similar age
$242

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
1 year newer
$935

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W380 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1
2 years older
$149

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX1 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX1 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX1 and WX50

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 20x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 220 fps) and is older (january 2012 vs january 2014).

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$344

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a GPS
  • Records high-speed movies: 220 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the ZS30 and WX50

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$359

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Has a GPS
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the SX280 HS and WX50

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
1 year newer
$543

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
1 year newer
$219

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the WX60 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$99 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the WX50)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
2 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the WX50)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and WX50

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 117 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.3), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps) and is thinner (0.7" vs 4.2").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
4 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the WX50)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 5x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Much thicker: 4.2" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and WX50

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (114×63×29 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.6 vs f/1.8), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$470

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 240 shots

common strengths of the S100 and WX50

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$450

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S95 and WX50

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.7"

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
1 year older
$550

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the WX50)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger: Compact (114×63×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the TL500 and WX50

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (114×63×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.7 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (240 shots vs 180 shots).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the WX9 and WX50

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
1 year older
$148

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the WX50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the WX7 and WX50

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
2 years older
$188

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the WX50)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and WX50

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Casio EX-ZS20

Casio EX-ZS20
similar age
$129

Significant advantages of the EX-ZS20 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZS20 (vs the WX50)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the EX-ZS20 and WX50

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 117 g

Panasonic Lumix FX80

Panasonic Lumix FX80
similar age

Significant advantages of the FX80 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the FX80 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the FX80 and WX50

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×56×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the WX50)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-W650 and WX50

  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 0.7"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 134k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.6 vs f/2.2), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Kodak DX6340

Kodak DX6340
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DX6340 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DX6340 (vs the WX50)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DX6340 and WX50

  • None found