Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

62

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

38

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $144 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Size
Much smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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2x smaller
Aperture
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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
139 g vs 222 g
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Around 40% lighter
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F55V

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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