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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Fujifilm FinePix AX350

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Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm AX350

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Lowest price
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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)
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 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
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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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              AX350:10 cm
              WX9:5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus VR-320

              Olympus VR320

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix JX350

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350

              Compact

              $122

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $207

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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