Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix AX650 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX350

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Fujifilm FinePix AX350

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Size
Really small
Compact 93x60x27 mm
Weight
Light-weight
168 g

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX350

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Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$99.00 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $215 cheaper (3.2x less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
8s vs 2s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WX9's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
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
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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 93x60x27 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WX9's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 168 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1400s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              AX350:1/1400s
              WX9:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              AX350:10 cm
              WX9:5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $100

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $75

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
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              Nikon Coolpix P1

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Samsung NV10

              Samsung NV10

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $236

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $220

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
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              Canon EOS 10D

              Pro DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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