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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
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 resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes 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
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $268

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

              Compact

              $300

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $600

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $128 - $168

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $168

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $209

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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              discussion

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