Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

66

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.99 vs $179.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Slightly smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 94x56x19 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
240 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
117 g vs 124 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W650:124 g
              WX50:117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W650:2s
              WX50:4s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $142

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $408

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $170

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

              Digicam

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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