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

Sony Cybershot 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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
Wide angle 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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Aperture Significantly 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)
Size Much smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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2x smaller
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        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

        $159

        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-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Lowest price Significantly more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Travel zoom

        $230

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Olympus SZ-14

        Olympus SZ-14

        Digicam

        $100 - $130

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus VH-510

        Olympus VH-510

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $140

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $185

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $238

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen

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