Updated (July 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

59

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (91×52×17 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
117 g
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7

Items often bought with the WX9 or DSC-W350

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Significantly 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.4 fps
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Around 7x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
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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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W350

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Size
Smaller
91×52×17 mm vs 95×56×20 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$172.51 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $117 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Size Very small Help
              WX995×56×20 mm
              DSC-W35091×52×17 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              WX9f/2.6
              DSC-W350f/2.7
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              WX90.8"
              DSC-W3500.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              WX9139 g
              DSC-W350117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX95x
              DSC-W3504x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $139

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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