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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

62

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

56

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$139.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
124 g vs 139 g
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More than 10% lighter
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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Zoom More zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen

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