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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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
Significantly cheaper
$236.27 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $283 cheaper (2.2x 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-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
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              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 - $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $230

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger

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