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

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
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 resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x51x19 mm

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 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-WX3092x51x19 mm
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              117 g
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX300.8"
              WX500.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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 cm
              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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Fastest shutter speed 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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-WX301080p @ 30fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $166

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $380

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $499 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $115

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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