Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
$69.99 vs $180.00
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (2.6x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX300:1"
              DSC-WX80:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $200

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238 - $360

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $234

              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
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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

              $139

              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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