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

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Samsung WB700

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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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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)
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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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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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recommendations

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
Zoom Great zoom Help
WB700:18x
DSC-HX9v:16x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Weight Heavy Help
245 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

Compared to recent travel zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$189 - $199

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$247 - $265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly lighter
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Travel zoom

$376 - $441

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Travel zoom

$245

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Samsung WB700 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$139 - $299

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$110 - $150

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750

Travel zoom

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$350

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS No built-in GPS
Zoom Less zoom
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$310

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

$160 - $228

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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