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

60

Fujifilm FinePix AX350

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix AX350

Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
168 g
Size
Really small
Compact 93x60x27 mm

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 cm vs 10 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 cm
              WX95 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

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $580 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $111

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix JX350

              Fujifilm FinePix JX350

              Compact

              $115

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $90

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $146

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $332

              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $384 - $558 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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