Updated (January 2011): Compare the Samsung WB700 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

70

Samsung WB700

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact (99×59×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
245 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Samsung WB700.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Size
Significantly smaller
99×59×22 mm vs 105×59×34 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Zoom
Slightly 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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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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Almost the same
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-HX9v

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Weight Heavy Help
              245 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung HZ10W

              Samsung HZ10W

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $400

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $425

              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Significantly larger

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