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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 175 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 145 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS:95x56x24 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS:145 g
              WX50:117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS:0.9"
              WX50:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A4000 IS:$134.99
              WX50:$149.99
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260 - $338

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $140

              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $152 - $253

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $87

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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