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Sony W650 vs Sony WX150

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 front
Portability
95
Imaging
42
Features
43
Overall
42

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 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
  • Launched January 2012
Sony WX150
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 95 x 56 x 22mm
  • Launched February 2012
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Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Sony W650 and Sony WX150, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Sony. The sensor resolution of the W650 (16MP) and the WX150 (18MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The W650 was manufactured about the same time to the WX150 so they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short introduction of how the W650 grades vs the WX150 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Sony WX150

 W650 WX150 

Reasons to pick Sony WX150 over the Sony W650

 WX150 W650 
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Sony W650 and Sony WX150

 W650 WX150 
LaunchedJanuary 2012February 2012Similar generation
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and proportions. The Sony W650 provides outside dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Sony WX150 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the W650 and the WX150.

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the W650 and WX150 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 top view buttons comparison

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to see the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reading through technical specs. The picture here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the W650 and WX150.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Sony WX150 to give more detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images more aggressively.

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 sensor size comparison

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony W650 Portrait photography features
Sony WX150 Portrait photography features
34
MP count decent (16MP)
includes face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
38
good megapixels (18MP)
provides face detection focusing
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony W650 Street photography features
Sony WX150 Street photography features
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (124 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (133 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony W650 Sports photography details
Sony WX150 Sports photography details
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
46
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18MP)
provides tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony W650
Travel photography with Sony WX150
69
lighter than others (124 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.6)
71
lighter than competitors in class (133 grams)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
great reach (250mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W650 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony WX150 as a Landscape photography camera
43
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
46
quite wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony W650 Vlogging highlights
Sony WX150 Vlogging highlights
33
rather wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
lighter than others (124 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic support
35
quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (133 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
doesn't have external mic port
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Sony W650 vs Sony WX150 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W650 and Sony WX150
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2012-01-10 2012-02-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-125mm (5.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.6-6.3 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology Clear Photo TFT LCD ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 2 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.70 m 3.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 124g (0.27 pounds) 133g (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 95 x 56 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photographs 240 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BN NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
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/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Retail price $140 $300