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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony DSC WX100

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x52x21 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Weight Light weight Help
        WX100:124 g
        WX50:117 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        WX100:0.9"
        WX50:0.7"
        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

        $134 - $158

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $305

        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $98 - $108

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony DSC WX100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Olympus VH-520

        Olympus VH-520

        Travel zoom

        $167

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen size Larger screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

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

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