Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

63

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

59

Sony Cybershot WX10

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 95x53x23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 139 g vs 161 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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 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
        WX9:f/2.6
        Size Fairly small Help
        WX10:95x53x23 mm
        WX9:94x56x19 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"
        WX9:0.8"
        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-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $268

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $120

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $580

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $168

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $657 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

        Travel zoom

        $168

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $158

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus VH-510

        Olympus VH-510

        Travel zoom

        $132

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Ultra compact

        $350

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

        appearance

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        discussion

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        Mark (5:41 AM, January 03, 2012)
        Well...i totally disagree with these findings. I believe the WX10 is far more capable and quality supreme. I have tested this in comparison to the one's mentioned here (friends have them) along with other point-n-shoot cameras. So far the WX10 has come out on top. Not just my personal opinion but friends, relatives and others. All Sony point-n-shoot seem hungry for light but you have a vast selection of settings to fix that among other settings to deal with various other wants and desired shots.
        With any camera the default settings should be compared right away with the settings you choose to find the best results. Lets also not forget the prices for these mentioned for what you get. I also compared the images with my DSLR's Nikon mainly and...amazed. Treat it well and it will treat YOU well. The key: Settings for what you are after.