Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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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" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution 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 4 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.00 vs $240.37
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 Very small Help
              Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX300.8"
              WX500.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              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

              $153

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $249

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $268

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $160

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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