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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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)
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 Slightly 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 Common Weaknesses
        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-SZ7:99x59x21 mm
        DSC-WX150:95x56x22 mm
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        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-SZ7:0.8"
        DSC-WX150:0.9"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        DMC-SZ7:220 shots
        DSC-WX150:240 shots
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $89 - $220

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix SZ9

        Panasonic Lumix SZ9

        Travel zoom

        $156

        Size Slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $130

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

        Travel zoom

        $214

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Waterproof

        $420

        Waterproof Waterproof
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $328

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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