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 size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
WX10:f/2.4
DSC-WX30:f/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
WX10:95x53x23 mm
DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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
WX10:0.9"
DSC-WX30:0.8"
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity

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

$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-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$223 - $328

Zoom Has much more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$220

Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$197

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Compact

$200

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$288

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cybershot WX9

Compact

$280

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

$350

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Compact

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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