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

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
Battery life
Great battery life
290 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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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
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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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $327

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Heavier
        Lowest price More expensive
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $328

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Lowest price More expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $104 - $229

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen

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