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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

68

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

63

Sony Cybershot WX10

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 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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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Sony Cybershot WX10 63

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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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

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
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$210 - $220

Zoom Has much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Compact

$176

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$338

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

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-W580

Sony Cybershot W580

Compact

$108

Screen size Larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$138

Weight Lighter
Size Slightly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Digicam

$80 - $229

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Ultra compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Travel zoom

$228

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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.