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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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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
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 size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 240 shots vs 230 shots
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent ultra compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.6
        Size Fairly small Help
        DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
        WX50:92x52x19 mm
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        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
        Weight Light weight Help
        117 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        DSC-WX30:0.8"
        WX50:0.7"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        Compared to recent ultra compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        Waterproof Not waterproof Help
        Stay on land
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        25 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $130 - $170

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $185

        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $129

        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $399

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $346

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $92

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $187

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $176

        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
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        discussion

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        annon (8:28 AM, December 26, 2013)
        still better off with wx30.