Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (95×56×24 mm)

Items often bought with the Sony WX50 or Canon A4000 IS

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$135.98 vs $169.00
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 6 f-stops better
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3
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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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 95×56×24 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A4000 IS95×56×24 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A4000 IS145 g
              WX50117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A4000 IS0.9"
              WX500.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A4000 IS175 shots
              WX50240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $138

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              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

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
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