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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x53x23 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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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        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-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $218 - $268

        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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $78 - $119

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much 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-WX10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $499

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        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-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $120

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $148 - $168

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Compact

        $300

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        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

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