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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom More zoom 14x vs 5.6x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Size Much smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 139 g vs 215 g
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Around 40% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
        WX7:Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $207 - $300

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $475 - $524

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $350

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen size Larger screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Compact

        $138

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
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        discussion

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