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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 WX50

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WX50'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
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 240 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 142 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $138.12 vs $177.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W690:0.9"
              WX50:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690:142 g
              WX50:117 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-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $153

              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              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 Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $139 - $160

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $110

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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