Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 91x52x17 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
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
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.4 fps
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Around 7x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the WX9's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W350

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Size Smaller 91x52x17 mm vs 94x56x19 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $139.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              WX9:94x56x19 mm
              DSC-W350:91x52x17 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX9:0.8"
              DSC-W350:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX9:139 g
              DSC-W350:117 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX9:5x
              DSC-W350:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $78 - $119

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $223

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $195

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S560

              Nikon Coolpix S560

              Compact

              $195

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $259

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              $88

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

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