Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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

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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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
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)
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
Size
Smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$229.99 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $289 cheaper (2.3x less)
Battery life
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
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W69094x56x22 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6900.9"
              WX500.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690142 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $226

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $105

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $94 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $144 - $218

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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