Sony DSC-HX60 vs Sony DSC-WX350

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel 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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 60x, but the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 40x digital zoom digital camera (20x 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.

Significantly longer slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are 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 73% (based on 11 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (6.5).
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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-WX350 is 470.00, but the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £38
The Sony DSC-WX350 costs £38.01 less than the Sony DSC-HX60.
7 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.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-WX350 ranks No. 3629 by number of sales, however the Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 5932.
Two more awards
The Sony DSC-WX350 has 3 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has 1 award.
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 628 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-WX350 is 88%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86% (based on 188 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
0.2 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture number of 6.3, however the Sony DSC-WX350 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-WX350 only takes 470.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

£38 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX60 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX350 by £38.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 shops sells the Sony DSC-HX60, however 12 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.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 5932 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-WX350 ranks No. 3629.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX60 has received 1 award, the Sony DSC-WX350 has received 3 awards.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Sony DSC-WX350 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 628 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
2.2MP lower megapixel 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX350 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 20x 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.

7x shorter slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-WX350 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 460,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (460,800 pixels).
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-WX350's average expert score is only 73%, however the Sony DSC-HX60's is 82% (based on 9 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended
3 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.4MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 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
 5184 x 3456
 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
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
60x
BEST
40x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4.3 - 86
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/10 11/10

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
2 - 3 2 - 2.4
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
BEST
 AC3
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,600 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Pet

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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.92h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
380 shots 470 shots
BEST

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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