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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
 
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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
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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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
        WX50:92x52x19 mm
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.6
        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
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        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
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $140

        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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Super zoom

        $396 - $499

        Zoom Much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $300

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Samsung ST150F

        Samsung ST150F

        Ultra compact

        $86

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

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

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen

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