Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

66

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Sony DSC WX100

59

Sony DSC WX100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony DSC WX100

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX100

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Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 92x52x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
117 g vs 124 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$206.95 vs $253.00
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              WX100:92x52x21 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX100:124 g
              WX50:117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX100:0.9"
              WX50:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $137

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $164

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony DSC WX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $129 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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