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

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

62

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

56

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

Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650. 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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Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$105.00 vs $295.00
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (2.8x less)
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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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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W6500.7"
              WX90.8"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $208

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

              Digicam

              $149

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot A480

              Canon PowerShot A480

              Compact

              $240

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $289

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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