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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

Items often bought with the WX50 or DSC-TX5

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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
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 148 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 94×57×18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX5

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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              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
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              DSC-TX5720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $139

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $194 - $198

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $224

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $493

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $207

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $489

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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