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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $100.00 vs $175.51
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS:$100.00
              WX7:$175.51
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              WX7:5.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $248

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $244

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              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-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Screen size Larger screen
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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