Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

Items often bought with the Sony WX50 or Canon SX150 IS

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Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 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
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$109.75 vs $169.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 11x faster continuous shooting
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
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
240 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 113×73×46 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS$109.75
              WX50$169.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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 IS110 shots
              WX50240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $196

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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