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

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

61

Fujifilm FinePix AX350

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix AX350. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX350

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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
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Significantly 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)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 93x60x27 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly 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 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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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

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

              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              AX3501,600 ISO
              WX93,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $405

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $175

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              Fujifilm FinePix AX300

              Compact

              $100

              Samsung S830

              Samsung S830

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $289

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $470

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

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