Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

60

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Really small
Size
Super compact (92×52×22 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Light-weight
Weight
124 g
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 36 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Zoom
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
Significantly larger screen
3" 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 4 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
92×52×22 mm vs 96×55×25 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
$184.00 vs $238.51
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (more than 20% 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-WX30096×55×25 mm
              DSC-WX8092×52×22 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX3001"
              DSC-WX800.9"
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX300166 g
              DSC-WX80124 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $268

              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

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

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $228

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $259

              GPS Has a GPS
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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