Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Zoom More zoom 10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30'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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Size Smaller 92x51x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 142 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 220 shots
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
        DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Thickness Thin Help
        DSC-W690:0.9"
        DSC-WX30:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        DSC-W690:142 g
        DSC-WX30:117 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $138

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $190

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $85 - $140

        Weight Lighter
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $169

        Size Larger
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Compact

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Pro digicam

        $167 - $399

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Compact

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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