Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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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
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$121.68 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $108 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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)
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

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

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $202

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              appearance

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

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