As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and the CyberShot DSC-W800) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX220 HS and the PowerShot SX620 HS)

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), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
2 years newer
$120

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 Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older
$170

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

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/3.3), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.2 fps) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 20x), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 290 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs january 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
2 years newer
$198 - $228

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 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: 121 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
1 year newer
$304

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

  • More zoom: 20x vs 5x
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 240 shots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and WX50

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

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX220 HS and WX50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$249

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 25x vs 5x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Significantly larger: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and WX50

  • Fairly small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 182 g vs 117 g

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
1 year newer
$400

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the WX50)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 240 shots

common strengths of the S6800 and WX50

  • Very small: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
similar age
$223

Significant advantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H90 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×60×34 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H90 and WX50

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs large (131×91×126 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2012 vs april 2011).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 35x), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,000 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a significantly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 350 shots).

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX
9 months older

Significant advantages of the Z990 MAX (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Z990 MAX (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 589 g vs 117 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the Z990 MAX and WX50

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×86×94 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 589 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 0.7"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$178 - $212

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly 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
  • Much larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and WX50

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 117 g
  • Inexpensive: $178.00 vs $236.58

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10
2 years older

Significant advantages of the HS10 (vs the WX50)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,000 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS10 (vs the WX50)

  • Much larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the HS10 and WX50

  • None found

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), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (91×62×31 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
1 year older
$163

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the WX50)

  • 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
1 year older
$340

Significant advantages of the WX10 (vs the WX50)

  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the WX10 (vs the WX50)

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

common strengths of the WX10 and WX50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/2.6
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
similar age
$140

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

  • Significantly 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/2.6
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm

Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the A490 (vs the WX50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A490 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the A490 and WX50

  • None found

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S3 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S3 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-S3 and WX50

  • None found