Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
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 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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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 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
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
Size Slightly smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 94x56x22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-W690:94x56x22 mm
        WX9:94x56x19 mm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Thickness Thin Help
        DSC-W690:0.9"
        WX9:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        DSC-W690:142 g
        WX9:139 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-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $399

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        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 - $170

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $98 - $108

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $249

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

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $140

        Weight Lighter
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $199

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $85 - $150

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        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
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $250 - $400

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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