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

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

60

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

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Size
Slightly smaller
94×56×19 mm vs 95×56×20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
124 g vs 139 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.00 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (more than 40% 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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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
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
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W65094×56×19 mm
              WX995×56×20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6500.7"
              WX90.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W650124 g
              WX9139 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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $156

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $116

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $255

              Screen size Smaller screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $240

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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