Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Samsung WB750 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Samsung WB700

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Size Significantly smaller 99x59x22 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WB700's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $328.32 vs $384.11
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 213k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Weight Heavy Help
              245 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              WB700:$328.32
              DSC-HX9v:$384.11
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB600

              Samsung WB600

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB550

              Samsung WB550

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Canon IXUS 220 HS

              Compact

              $212

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $325

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $495

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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