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
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
 

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
 
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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
              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"
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-SZ7:$450.86
              DSC-WX150:$424.59
              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
              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

              $148

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

              Travel zoom

              $273

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $223

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $196

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen

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