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
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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 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

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        Super compact 94x56x19 mm
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.6
        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
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $169

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        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
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Fujifilm FinePix S1

        Super zoom

        $396 - $499

        Zoom Much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $178

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $100

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W560

        Sony Cybershot W560

        Compact

        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        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

        Lowest price Cheaper
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Compact

        $626

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $305

        Zoom More zoom
        Weight Lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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