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
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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 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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $346

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $129

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        $87

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

        Compact

        $184 - $237

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $94

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $85

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

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

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $218

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $185

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Olympus VH-510

        Olympus VH-510

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $140

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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