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

Sony Cybershot WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

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 Slightly cheaper $254.98 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              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-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Travel zoom

              $156

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $121

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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