Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

73

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x13 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Size
Much smaller
92x52x13 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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3.7x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX70's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.5" vs 1.4"
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2.7x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
114 g vs 254 g
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2.2x lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$145.00 vs $329.95
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The best price we've seen is $185 cheaper (2.3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $211 - $248

              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $146

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $186

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $332

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

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