Updated (February 2011): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

57

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.4
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (91×52×17 mm)
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
117 g

Items often bought with the DSC-WX5 or DSC-W350

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Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350.
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-W350

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
91×52×17 mm vs 92×52×22 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 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
117 g vs 146 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX5

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.4 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX5's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$149.00 vs $172.51
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-W35091×52×17 mm
              DSC-WX592×52×22 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DSC-W350f/2.7
              DSC-WX5f/2.4
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W3500.7"
              DSC-WX50.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W350117 g
              DSC-WX5146 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DSC-W350$172.51
              DSC-WX5$149.00
              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 (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              DSC-W3502.7"
              DSC-WX52.8"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-W3504x
              DSC-WX55x

              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-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $137

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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-WX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $247

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $194

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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