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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

56

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

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
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

Items often bought with the WX50 or DSC-WX80

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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
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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
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 92×52×22 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$169.00 vs $199.95
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-WX8092×52×22 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              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
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX80124 g
              WX50117 g
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX800.9"
              WX500.7"
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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