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

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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
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
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
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
Size Slightly smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 94x57x18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $138.12 vs $309.89
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (2.2x less)
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 Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 250 shots vs 240 shots
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Almost the same
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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              DSC-TX5:94x57x18 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX50:117 g
              DSC-TX5:148 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              WX50:4s
              DSC-TX5:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX50:5x
              DSC-TX5:4x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              WX50:5 cm
              DSC-TX5:1 cm
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              WX50:1080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX5:720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $124 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $211

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $213

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249 - $269

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

              Compact

              $377

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Ultra compact

              $473

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

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