Sony Cybershot WX7 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift

Items often bought with the Sony WX7 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 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$88.96 vs $175.51
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
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
Size
Smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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3.6x smaller
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.3x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WX7's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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$88.96
              WX7$175.51
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              WX73,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $224

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

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $77 - $110

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $322

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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