Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Canon IXUS 125 HS

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon IXUS 125 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
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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 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
240 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 93×57×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 135 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              IXUS 125 HS93×57×20 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              IXUS 125 HSf/2.7
              WX50f/2.6
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              IXUS 125 HS1080p @ 24fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 125 HS0.8"
              WX500.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 125 HS135 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              IXUS 125 HS3.0 cm
              WX505.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Canon IXUS 265 HS

              Travel zoom

              $419

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $164

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Canon IXUS 230 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              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 Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger

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