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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

67

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Samsung WB700

56

Samsung WB700

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x34 mm
 

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
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)
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
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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              WB700:18x
              DSC-HX9v:16x
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              $238

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix AV250

              Fujifilm FinePix AV250

              Compact

              $90

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Fujifilm Finepix S700

              Fujifilm FinePix S700

              Super zoom

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              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
              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-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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