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

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
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
Lowest price Cheaper $159.00 vs $269.99
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The best price we've seen is $111 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $138

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $139 - $160

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $109

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

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

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