Sony Cybershot WX10

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.4
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x53x23 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 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 7.6x
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Around 7x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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 2 f-stops better
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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Advantages of the Sony WX10

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Size
Much smaller
95x53x23 mm vs 107x62x35 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)
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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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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
              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
              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-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              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 Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $280

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $400 - $478

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $230

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $192

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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