Sony DSC-HX60 vs Sony DSC-WX350

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel count of 20.4MP, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (2.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 20x optical zoom digital camera (10x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 120x, but the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 40x digital zoom digital camera (80x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

122.5 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture of 129, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (122.5 bigger).
Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

460,800 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels lower).
More popular
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2565 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-WX350 ranks No. 6293.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 9 reviews, the Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert review score of 82%, but the Sony DSC-WX350 has an average rating of 81% (based on 10 reviews).
6 Reasons For
23% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 4.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.8 larger).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 has a weight of 137g, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera (109g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

470.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-WX350 is 470.00, but the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £26
The Sony DSC-WX350 costs £25.99 less than the Sony DSC-HX60.
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Three more awards
The Sony DSC-WX350 has 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has 1 award.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 4.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.8 larger than the Sony DSC-WX350 (3.5).
45% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera. That's 109g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX350 (137g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 only takes 470.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£26 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX60 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX350 by £25.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 8 stores sells the Sony DSC-HX60, however 20 sellers sell the Sony DSC-WX350. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX60 has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX350 has received 4 awards.
9 Reasons Against
2.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 2.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (18.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

50% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 20x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (20x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Two times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 80x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (40x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Nineteen times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 122.5 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (6.5).
7x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX350 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-HX60 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (460,800 pixels).
Older by ten months
The Sony DSC-WX350 is ten months older than the Sony DSC-HX60.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6293 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 2565.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony DSC-WX350's average expert score is 81%, however the Sony DSC-HX60's is 82% (based on 9 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended
4 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 34 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.4MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
120x
BEST
40x
Maximum Aperture
129
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
4.3 3.5
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.3 - 86
Lens Structure
11/10 11/10

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2.0 - ∞ 2 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2.0 - ∞ 2 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3 2 - 2.4
Flash Range
0.25 - 5.6 0.2 - 4.3

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Backlight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
246g 137g
BEST
Height
63.6mm 54.9mm
Depth
38.3mm 25.7mm
Width
108.1mm 96mm
Weight Including Battery
272g 164g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.92h
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots 470 shots
BEST

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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