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Advantages of the Olympus VG-180

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Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Size
Much smaller
92×52×13 mm vs 104×60×28 mm
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2.9x smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-WX70's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.4 fps
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More than 7x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Much thinner
0.5" vs 1.1"
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2.2x thinner
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX70's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
114 g vs 172 g
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More than 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              VG-180104×60×28 mm
              DSC-WX7092×52×13 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              VG-180f/2.8
              DSC-WX70f/2.6
              Weight Very light Help
              VG-180172 g
              DSC-WX70114 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              VG-1801.1"
              DSC-WX700.5"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

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              Olympus VG-180
              VG-180
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