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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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)
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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

Compared to recent travel zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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-H70

Sony Cybershot H70

Travel zoom

$125

Weight Is slightly lighter
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$206

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

$230

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

Samsung WB700 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$150

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $262

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Samsung ST200F

Samsung ST200F

Digicam

$204

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle
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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$298

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

$215

Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Zoom Less zoom
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

$448 - $528

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS No built-in GPS
Zoom Less zoom

appearance

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discussion

Samsung WB700
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