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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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 Cheaper $328.32 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (around 20% 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

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

              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              WB700:$328.32
              DSC-HX9v:$399.99
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $250

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $299

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB1000

              Samsung WB1000

              Compact

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $150

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

              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

              $309 - $342

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              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
              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
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $294 - $429

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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