Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 91x52x17 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-T99

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W350

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W350's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size Significantly smaller 91x52x17 mm vs 102x58x29 mm
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2.1x smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 250 ms vs 430 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 40% thinner
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 8.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Lowest price Cheaper $254.98 vs $377.25
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 1.4 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
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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
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-T99:121 g
              DSC-W350:117 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DSC-T99:0.7 fps
              DSC-W350:1.4 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              DSC-T99:430 ms
              DSC-W350:250 ms
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              DSC-T99:720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W350:720p
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Heavier
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Ultra compact

              $473

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $121

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $235

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

              Ultra compact

              $366

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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