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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

64

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

57

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$138.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $175 cheaper (2.3x less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $207

              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
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $97 - $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Kodak Easyshare M5370

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

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