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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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 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 $199.95 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (more than 30% 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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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
              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

              $150

              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-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $248

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $384

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              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-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368 - $450

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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