Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

75

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

44

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

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

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
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
 

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
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
$138.95 vs $329.95
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The best price we've seen is $191 cheaper (2.4x 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              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

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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