As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms, mirrorless and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W380 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L810 and the Coolpix S3300)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.5 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2010) and is thinner (0.7" vs 2.1").

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen.

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 Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
6 months older
$214

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and WX50

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
2 years newer
$88 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
2 years older
$343

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and WX50

  • None found

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/3.1), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 400 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.2 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 300 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the WX50)

  • Better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 1.2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the L810 and WX50

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 117 g

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3200 and WX50

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 117 g

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the S1 IS (vs the WX50)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1 IS (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S1 IS and WX50

  • Very small: Standard size (111×78×66 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 469 g vs 117 g

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), much 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").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 20x), has a significantly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 500 shots), is older (january 2012 vs january 2014) and is less popular.

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
4 months newer
$391

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the WX50)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the WX100 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 124 g vs 117 g

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
1 year newer
$209

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the WX50)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x

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)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 124 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
1 year newer
$322

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the WX50)

  • Much more zoom: 20x vs 5x
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the WX50)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and WX50

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 166 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$80 - $118

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

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x

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

  • 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)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 117 g

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$202 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Much more zoom: 25x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and WX50

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 182 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the WX50)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 5x
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX150 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 117 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.5 fps), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (117 g vs 210 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$480 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the WX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A5000 and WX50

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.7"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (94×59×27 mm)), much 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 july 2010).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 13.4 MP), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), is less popular and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 16 seconds).

Samsung TL320

Samsung TL320
2 years older

Significant advantages of the TL320 (vs the WX50)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the TL320 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the TL320 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×61×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W300 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W300 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
similar age
$109

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly more zoom: 6x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 240 shots

common strengths of the S3300 and WX50

  • Great zoom: 6x vs 5x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX5 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
5 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the WX50)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
similar age
$190

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

  • None found

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

  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)