Sony Cybershot WX7

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 5.6x
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More than 4.5x more zoom
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 11x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.6x smaller
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WX7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.3x 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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              WX7:5.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $248

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $179

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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