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

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cybershot DSC-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
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
124 g
 
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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 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
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
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
        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

        $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $138

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $95

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $160

        Size Slightly smaller
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony NEX-F3

        Sony NEX-F3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $417 - $730 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus FE-47

        Olympus FE-47

        Compact

        $172

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $207 - $300

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger

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