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

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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 $236.27
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The best price we've seen is $56 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              WX7:94x56x19 mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX50:0.7"
              WX7:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX50:117 g
              WX7:139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              WX50:4s
              WX7:2s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX50:5x
              WX7:5.6x

              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

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $220

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $301

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger

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              discussion

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
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              Cybershot WX7
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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