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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 vs Sony Cybershot WX10

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

65

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10.

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX10

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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)
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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 95×54×23 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              WX10f/2.4
              DSC-WX30f/2.6
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX1095×54×23 mm
              DSC-WX3092×52×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              WX101080p @ 60fps
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX100.9"
              DSC-WX300.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $228

              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-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Travel zoom

              $207

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $327

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

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