Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix SZ9 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 25 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-SZ7

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-SZ7's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$384.53 vs $469.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (around 20% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
95x56x22 mm vs 99x59x21 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-SZ799x59x21 mm
              DSC-WX15095x56x22 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              133 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-SZ70.8"
              DSC-WX1500.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-SZ7$384.53
              DSC-WX150$469.99
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $85

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

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