Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$140.21 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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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
Screen resolution
Significantly 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
Size
Slightly smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 94×56×22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-W69094×56×22 mm
              WX995×56×20 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W690142 g
              WX9139 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6900.9"
              WX90.8"
              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
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $77 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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