Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

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Sony Cybershot WX10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x51x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x53x23 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX10

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.4 vs f/2.6
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At its widest zoom, the WX10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Zoom Slightly more zoom 7.6x vs 5x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 92x51x19 mm vs 95x53x23 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 161 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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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
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Aperture Wide aperture Help
WX10:f/2.4
DSC-WX30:f/2.6
Size Fairly small Help
WX10:95x53x23 mm
DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
WX10:0.9"
DSC-WX30:0.8"
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$210

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$218 - $223

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$196

Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$246

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$100 - $170

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$148

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$350

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cybershot WX9

Compact

$314

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Compact

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$68 - $70

Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

$600

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Kodak PixPro AZ251

Kodak PixPro AZ251

Super zoom

$119 - $153

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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