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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

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"
Weight
Light-weight
117 g
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 faster 10 fps vs 1.4 fps
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Around 7x faster continuous shooting
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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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
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        WX9:f/2.6
        DSC-W350:f/2.7
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        WX9:5x
        DSC-W350:4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548 - $550

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

        Ultra compact

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $129

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $110 - $170

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Olympus VH-510

        Olympus VH-510

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $140

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Sony Cybershot WX60

        Travel zoom

        $185

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $238

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Compact

        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $187

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $99

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        $174 - $176

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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