Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony DSC WX100

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

61

Sony DSC WX100

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony DSC WX100

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

Items often bought with the WX50 or WX100

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Sony DSC WX100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX100

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Zoom
Slightly 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 4 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 92×52×22 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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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
              WX10092×52×22 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WX1001080p @ 50fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX100124 g
              WX50117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX1000.9"
              WX500.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              WX100$164.52
              WX50$169.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $196

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony DSC WX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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