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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
21 mm vs 24 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Zoom
More zoom
65x vs 30x
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More than 4.5x more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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Size
Significantly smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 127×91×117 mm
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6.3x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Cyber-shot DSC-HX99's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.4" vs 4.6"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
242 g vs 608 g
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2.5x lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              PowerShot SX70 HS21 mm
              Cyber-shot DSC-HX9924 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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              PowerShot SX70 HS
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              Sony

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