As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is also often compared to travel zooms, compacts, super zooms and pro digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A100 and the Coolpix S8200) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the PowerShot A3300 IS)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2012 vs january 2010).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
2 years older
$230

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-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T700 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
6 months older
$212

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
$80 - $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

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
similar age

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
similar age

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

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 (102×58×29 mm)), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1").

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is older (january 2012 vs january 2013), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
2 years newer
$158

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)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and WX50

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 117 g

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
7 months older

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 961k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the S8200 and WX50

  • Very small: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 213 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the WX50)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the WX50)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and WX50

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 200 g vs 117 g

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

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

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
2 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the WX50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 117 g

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
1 year newer
$737

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.6 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.5"), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
4 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the WX50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots slower: 1.1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S3300 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year older
$231

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the A3300 IS and WX50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Z808EXR (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z808EXR (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.6
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the Z808EXR and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100
5 months older
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the WX50)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution screen: 820k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S100 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×65×18 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year older
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the WX50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the 300 HS and WX50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

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), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.8 fps).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has a much shorter battery life (240 shots vs 960 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs january 2014).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the WX50)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the WX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2.6

common strengths of the L340 and WX50

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the WX50)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 240 shots
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Shoots significantly slower: 0.8 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and WX50

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 117 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $119.98

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the WX50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 22 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the WX50)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 508 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the L830 and WX50

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the WX50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and WX50

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 117 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 400 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.5 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.6 vs f/1.8), has a significantly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 350 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot S45

Canon PowerShot S45
9 years older

Significant advantages of the S45 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S45 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S45 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.6
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the G15 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash