Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot WX7

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6

differences

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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Slightly smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 94x56x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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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
Screen size
Larger screen
2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.99 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX5092x52x19 mm
              WX794x56x19 mm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              WX500.7"
              WX70.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX50117 g
              WX7139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              WX504s
              WX72s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX505x
              WX75.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $136 - $218

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $214 - $248

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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              discussion

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              Ali Alani (1:02 PM, March 08, 2013)
              The WX7 features in comparison are totally wrong!

              1. It do take 3D photos.
              2. Can create panorama in camera.
              3. Has an HDR function built-in.

              Check the spec here: http://www.sony.co.in/product/dsc-wx7