Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$145.00 vs $178.00
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
92×52×19 mm vs 94×56×19 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
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-W65094×56×19 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W650124 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-W6502s
              WX504s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung i8

              Samsung i8

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

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

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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