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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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
Lowest price Cheaper $169.95 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 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 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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $195

              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-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              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 Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

              Travel zoom

              $470

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Size Much smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $80

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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