As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is also often compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W730 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W710) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX700 HS and the PowerShot A400)

Competitor classes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2012 vs january 2010).

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

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
similar age
$300

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
2 years older
$161

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 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), 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 0.9").

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 500 shots) and is older (january 2012 vs january 2013).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
1 year newer
$129

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DSC-W730 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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
1 year newer
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the WX50)

  • Worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 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-WX170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX170 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX170 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX170 and WX50

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

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

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

  • None found

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
$451

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

  • 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-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
similar age

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

  • 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 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), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.1 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (january 2012 vs january 2013).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Sony Cybershot WX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10
1 year older
$323

Significant advantages of the WX10 (vs the WX50)

  • 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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the WX50)

  • 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the WX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W620 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age
$108

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the VG-160 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
4 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

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"