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

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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

58

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

56

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 91x52x17 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
0.7"

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
91x52x17 mm vs 92x52x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
250 ms vs 320 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.4 fps
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Around 7x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$145.79 vs $168.00
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The best price we've seen is $22 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DSC-W350f/2.7
              DSC-WX5f/2.4
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-W35091x52x17 mm
              DSC-WX592x52x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-W3500.7"
              DSC-WX50.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-W350117 g
              DSC-WX5146 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 (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              DSC-W350250 ms
              DSC-WX5320 ms
              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

              $88 - $115

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              $180

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

              Compact

              $95

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $158

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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