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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

68

Samsung WB700

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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)
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
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
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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              WB700:18x
              DSC-HX9v:16x
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              245 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $259

              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

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $220

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is much lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Weight Much lighter
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $228

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony NEX C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $212 body only

              $571 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $271

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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