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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

54

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

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots
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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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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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
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-WX70's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Significantly smaller
92×52×13 mm vs 96×55×25 mm
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2.1x smaller
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 $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $182 cheaper (2.2x 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX30096×55×25 mm
              DSC-WX7092×52×13 mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              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

              $198 - $228

              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly 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

              $292 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $210

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $188 - $257

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $318 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $168

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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