Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony DSC WX100

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Sony DSC WX100

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony DSC WX100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 50fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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
Significantly 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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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX10092x52x21 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WX1001080p @ 50fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX100124 g
              WX50117 g
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX1000.9"
              WX500.7"
              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 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $169

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

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $152

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              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

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $470

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 DSC WX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $120

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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