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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

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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
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$351.00 vs $388.07
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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-SZ7:99x59x21 mm
              DSC-WX150:95x56x22 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              133 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-SZ7:0.8"
              DSC-WX150:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-SZ7:$388.07
              DSC-WX150:$351.00
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DMC-SZ7:220 shots
              DSC-WX150:240 shots
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Lowest price Is significantly 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

              $200 - $207

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150 - $189

              Size Is slightly smaller
              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 ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $240

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Panasonic Lumix SZ8

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $269

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Travel zoom

              $217

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $253

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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