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
Lowest price Cheaper $177.00 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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

              $150

              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

              $134 - $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              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

              $260 - $338

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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