Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

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
Slightly 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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$194.00 vs $469.99
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The best price we've seen is $276 cheaper (2.4x less)
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX15095x56x22 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX150133 g
              WX50117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX1500.9"
              WX500.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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

              $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $197

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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