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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.4
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x53x23 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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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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)
Size Much smaller 95x53x23 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Travel zoom

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly 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
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $218 - $223

        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        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

        $246

        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $400

        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

        $298

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        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 Cybershot DSC-WX10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $210

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $196

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        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

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