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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x51x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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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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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 resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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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        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $149

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $345 - $398

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $328

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $307 - $400

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        GPS Has a GPS
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278 - $279

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

        Super zoom

        Zoom More zoom
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $299

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Smaller
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $128

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen

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