Sony Cyber-shot WX50

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX30:92x51x19 mm
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              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
              DSC-WX30:0.8"
              WX50:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-WX30:1080p @ 30fps
              WX50:1080p @ 60fps
              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

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $129 - $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $449

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $253

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $408

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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