Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

65

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
124 g

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
Cheaper
$135.00 vs $236.27
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (more than 40% 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
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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W650:124 g
              WX50:117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W650:2s
              WX50:4s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $201

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

              Compact

              $128

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon D50

              Nikon D50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $993 with 28-80mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Compact

              $104

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger

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