Updated (July 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix AX350 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

59

Fujifilm FinePix AX350

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Weight
Light-weight
168 g
Size
Really small
Compact (93×60×28 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

Items often bought with the Sony WX9 or Fujifilm AX350

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Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix AX350.
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX350

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.00 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $191 cheaper (2.9x 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
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
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
Screen resolution
Significantly 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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger 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 1.1 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 93×60×28 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness
Significantly 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 2 f-stops 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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recommendations

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
              Size Fairly small Help
              AX35093×60×28 mm
              WX995×56×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              AX350168 g
              WX9139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              AX3501/1400s
              WX91/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              AX35010.0 cm
              WX95.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AX3501,600 ISO
              WX93,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

              Sony Cybershot W510

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $153

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

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