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
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
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 significantly 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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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

        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 Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        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 Cybershot DSC-W650

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

        Compact

        $270

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $156

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

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Weight Lighter
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $98 - $129

        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

        $180

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $220

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $210 - $220

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $80 - $229

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $228

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

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

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