Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot WX60

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cybershot WX60

50

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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)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX60

Size
Really small
Super compact (92×53×23 mm)
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 WX60

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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX60

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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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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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 92×53×23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
240 shots vs 230 shots
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
117 g vs 124 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              WX6092×53×23 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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WX601080p
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX60124 g
              WX50117 g
              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
              WX600.9"
              WX500.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              WX60230 shots
              WX50240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              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 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
              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 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 Cybershot WX60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $60 - $98

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $173

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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