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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x52x22 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 8x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life 500 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX80

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX80's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX80's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size Smaller 92x52x22 mm vs 96x55x25 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 124 g vs 166 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $138.00 vs $323.01
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The best price we've seen is $185 cheaper (2.3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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-WX300:96x55x25 mm
              DSC-WX80:92x52x22 mm
              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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX300:1"
              DSC-WX80:0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX300:166 g
              DSC-WX80:124 g
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $412

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $214

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $138

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger

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