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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX80

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Screen size
Larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×22 mm vs 91×58×23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
124 g vs 175 g
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Around 30% lighter
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 3x
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More than 7x more zoom
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W80

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
340 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W80's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX8092×52×22 mm
              DSC-W8091×58×23 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX80124 g
              DSC-W80175 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-WX804s
              DSC-W801s
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DSC-WX80230k dots
              DSC-W80115k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-WX808x
              DSC-W803x

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