Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cybershot WX7

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

60

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

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 4 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
92×52×19 mm vs 95×56×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$178.00 vs $254.48
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              WX795×56×20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX500.7"
              WX70.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              5.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              WX502.7"
              WX72.8"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX505x
              WX75.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

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

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $127

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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