Sony Cybershot WX10 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.4
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×54×23 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
161 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 7.6x
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Around 7x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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Advantages of the Sony WX10

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Size
Much smaller
95×54×23 mm vs 107×62×35 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.4 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WX10's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
161 g vs 254 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.4"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$289.00 vs $419.95
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              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-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $1,027

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $250

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $294

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $255

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

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