Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
Size
Really small
Compact (96×55×25 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 36 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX70's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 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
Size
Significantly smaller
92×52×13 mm vs 96×55×25 mm
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2.1x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX70'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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.5" vs 1"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Lighter
114 g vs 166 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$147.59 vs $238.51
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (around 40% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX30096×55×25 mm
              DSC-WX7092×52×13 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX3001"
              DSC-WX700.5"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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

              $213 - $298

              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $228

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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