Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot WX60

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cybershot WX60

51

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX60

Movie format
Full HD
1080p
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$143.07 vs $178.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX6092×53×23 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WX601080p
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX60124 g
              WX50117 g
              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 size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $256

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Sony Cybershot WX60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $120

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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