Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Sony Cybershot WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
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 WX9

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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 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        WX9:94x56x19 mm
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        WX50:0.7"
        WX9:0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        WX50:117 g
        WX9:139 g
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        WX50:4s
        WX9:2s
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $149

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $128

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $170

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $176

        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278 - $279

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $215

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $299

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $220

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $350 - $440

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger

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        discussion

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