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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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $209.99 vs $269.99
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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 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-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Ultra compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Compact

              $152

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $305

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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