Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

38

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1600s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.49 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly 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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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 11x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
240 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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4.2x smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 306 g
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2.6x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              WX50:240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $342 - $429

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Aperture Significantly 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
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
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