Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

65

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

60

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 95x56x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 133 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.99 vs $351.00
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX150:95x56x22 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX150:133 g
              WX50:117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX150:0.9"
              WX50:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $253

              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $149 - $218

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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