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

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

66

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

61

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
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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $159.00 vs $228.00
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $384

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $228

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $328

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $473 - $535

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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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.