As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, waterproofs, pro digicams, compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot WX9 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX1) and Canon (such as the Rebel T3i and the PowerShot A490)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is newer (january 2012 vs august 2009) and is slightly lighter (117 g vs 149 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm).

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), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (january 2012 vs april 2015) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100
4 months newer
$632

Significant advantages of the WX100 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX100 (vs the WX50)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the WX100 and WX50

  • Light weight: 124 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
similar age
$374

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the WX50)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-W690 and WX50

  • Inexpensive: $374.35 vs $196.98

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)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S8200 and WX50

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
3 years newer
$348

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 240 shots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and WX50

  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $196.98

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX730

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX730
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX730 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX730 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-WX730 and WX50

  • Light weight: 124 g vs 117 g

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
4 years newer
$241

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.6
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and WX50

  • Inexpensive: $241.00 vs $196.98

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.7 fps), is much smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)) and is significantly less expensive ($196.98 vs $708.00).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the WX50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the WX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T3i and WX50

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the WX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and WX50

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 117 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $196.98

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 115k dots), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (108×54×24 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is not waterproof and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 8000 and WX50

  • None found

Pentax Optio W30

Pentax Optio W30
5 years older

Significant advantages of the W30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

common strengths of the W30 and WX50

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (january 2012 vs january 2011).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.6 vs f/1.8), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and has a significantly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 320 shots).

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
1 year older
$433

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the WX50)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-1 and WX50

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony WX50 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs compact (94×62×31 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.3 fps).

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
1 year older
$328

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Casio Exilim EX-N5

Casio Exilim EX-N5
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EX-N5 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-N5 (vs the WX50)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.6

common strengths of the EX-N5 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×58×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
1 year older
$128

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the A490 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A490 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A490 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $196.98

Nikon Coolpix S570

Nikon Coolpix S570
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S570 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S570 (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 S570 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Canon PowerShot A400

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the A400 (vs the WX50)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A400 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 45 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A400 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash

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), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (92×52×19 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 65x), 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) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$179

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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the L340 and WX50

  • Fairly 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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$337 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 25 mm
  • More zoom: 65x vs 5x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the SX60 HS and WX50

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 117 g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
1 year newer
$203

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 310 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the WX50)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Much thicker: 4.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and WX50

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 117 g

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 39 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.2 MP).

Nikon Coolpix P50

Nikon Coolpix P50
4 years older
$41

Significant advantages of the P50 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P50 (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 P50 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $40.76 vs $196.98

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30
12 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the WX50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the WX50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-S30 and WX50

  • Each has a built-in flash