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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x13 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life 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
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)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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 Cheaper $99.99 vs $309.95
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The best price we've seen is $210 cheaper (3.1x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $328

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $98 - $170

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $240

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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