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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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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 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 2.7"
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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
        Thickness Thin Help
        DSC-WX30:0.8"
        WX50:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        117 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        DSC-WX30:1080p @ 30fps
        WX50:1080p @ 60fps

        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 CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

        Sony Cybershot WX10

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $129

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

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

        appearance

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

        discussion

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