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

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

62

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $144 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
Much 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
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $158

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $249

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $236

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $301

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

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