Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

65

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

61

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
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-WX80

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

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX80

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$158.00 vs $236.27
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The best price we've seen is $78 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Slightly smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 92x52x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
117 g vs 124 g
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Around 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX80:92x52x22 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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-WX80:124 g
              WX50:117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX80:0.9"
              WX50:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $220

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger

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