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

64

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

56

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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$240.37 vs $386.38
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              WX10f/2.4
              DSC-WX30f/2.6
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              WX100.9"
              DSC-WX300.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX10161 g
              DSC-WX30117 g
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $169

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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