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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

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
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 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
        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
        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 Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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 Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $108 - $138

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

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        $159

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278 - $288

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5

        Compact

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $110

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

        appearance

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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.