Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

galleries

Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX100v

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Slightly smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 96x58x17 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 147 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$110.00 vs $179.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-TX100v147 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-TX100v2s
              WX504s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX100v4x
              WX505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $290 - $600

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $211 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $484

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $155

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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