Updated (January 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5.

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 148 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$178.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $221 cheaper (2.2x less)
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 94×57×18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5

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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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              Size Very small Help
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              DSC-TX594×57×18 mm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX50117 g
              DSC-TX5148 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              WX504s
              DSC-TX52s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX505x
              DSC-TX54x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Fastest shutter speed Very 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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX5720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $118

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $300

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $250

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $185

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $280

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

              Compact

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

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