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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 over the Sony Cybershot WX9.
 
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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
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
        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
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        2 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $129

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $86 - $98

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78 - $80

        Size Smaller
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $96

        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-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $328

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $149

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $128

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Compact

        $384

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

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