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
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$189.99 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $30 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/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 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 2 f-stops better
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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 Fairly small Help
              DSC-TX100v96x58x17 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-TX100v4x
              WX505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $279

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $136 - $218

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $226

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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