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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

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
Slightly cheaper
$169.00 vs $194.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Aperture
Significantly 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
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-WX8092x52x22 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              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
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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"
              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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 - $118

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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 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 WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $152

              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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