Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

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Size Slightly smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 94x56x19 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 124 g vs 139 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $144.97 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $154 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
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
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 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
              DSC-W650:0.7"
              WX9:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W650:124 g
              WX9:139 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $98

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $147 - $177

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $240

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

              Compact

              $199

              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $350

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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