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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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 125 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 93x57x20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        IXUS 125 HS:93x57x20 mm
        WX50:92x52x19 mm
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        IXUS 125 HS:0.8"
        WX50:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        IXUS 125 HS:135 g
        WX50:117 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Canon IXUS 265 HS

        Travel zoom

        $188

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $278 - $400

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $180

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon IXUS 500 HS

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

        Ultra compact

        $180

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon IXUS 125 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS

        Canon IXUS 240 HS

        Compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon IXUS 155

        Canon IXUS 155

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Zoom More zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Canon IXUS 220 HS

        Compact

        $212

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Canon IXUS 115 HS

        Compact

        $216

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Canon IXUS 1100 HS

        Travel zoom

        $576

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        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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        PowerShot IXUS 125 HS
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        Cyber-shot WX50
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