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

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cybershot WX10

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

61

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

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
Much 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" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 95×54×23 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.49 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              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
              WX9f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX1095×54×23 mm
              WX995×56×20 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              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"
              WX90.8"
              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
              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-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-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $256

              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Travel zoom

              $207

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $196

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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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.