Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cybershot DSC-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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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 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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $197

              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $128

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              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
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $86 - $138

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $280

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Travel zoom

              $155

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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