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Sony W650 vs Sony WX10

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
38
Overall
38

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Key Specs

Sony W650
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 124g - 94 x 56 x 19mm
  • Released January 2012
Sony WX10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-168mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 161g - 95 x 54 x 23mm
  • Released January 2011
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Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Overview

Below is a thorough analysis of the Sony W650 vs Sony WX10, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are sold by Sony. The sensor resolution of the W650 (16MP) and the WX10 (16MP) is very comparable and both cameras boast the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The W650 was manufactured 13 months later than the WX10 making them a generation apart from one another. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a thorough comparison, here is a short view of how the W650 scores against the WX10 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Sony WX10

 W650 WX10 
ReleasedJanuary 2012January 2011More recent by 13 months
Display size3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Sony WX10 over the Sony W650

 WX10 W650 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Sony W650 and Sony WX10

 W650 WX10 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to lug around your camera, you have to consider its weight and size. The Sony W650 enjoys external measurements of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) and the Sony WX10 has specifications of 95mm x 54mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 161 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the W650 against the WX10.

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the W650 and WX10 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 top view buttons comparison

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to visualise the contrast in sensor measurements simply by seeing specifications. The photograph below may provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the W650 and WX10.

To sum up, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same MP so you can expect comparable quality of photographs however you will need to factor the age of the cameras into account. The newer W650 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 sensor size comparison

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W650 Portrait photography factors
Sony WX10 Portrait photography factors
34
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers face detect focusing
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
39
you can focus manually
MP count good (16MP)
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony W650 Street photography information
Sony WX10 Street photography information
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (124g)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony W650 Sports photography advice
Sony WX10 Sports photography advice
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
39
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony W650 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX10 as a Travel photography camera
69
lighter than competitors (124 grams)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
missing Timelapse function
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
65
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W650 Landscape photography details
Sony WX10 Landscape photography details
43
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Timelapse function
50
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (2.8 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.4)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W650 Vlogging highlights
Sony WX10 Vlogging highlights
33
reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than competitors (124g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
32
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.4)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
missing external mic jack
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Sony W650 vs Sony WX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W650 and Sony WX10
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-01-10 2011-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by BIONZ BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-125mm (5.0x) 24-168mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.6-6.3 f/2.4-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.8 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology Clear Photo TFT LCD Clear Photo LCD Plus
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 2 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.70 m 7.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124 gr (0.27 pounds) 161 gr (0.35 pounds)
Physical dimensions 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 95 x 54 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 shots -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-BN NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $140 $200