Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

72

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Size
Much smaller
92×52×13 mm vs 105×59×34 mm
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3.4x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX70's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
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
Thickness
Much thinner
0.5" vs 1.3"
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2.6x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
114 g vs 245 g
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2.1x lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              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

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $369

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178 - $181

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              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
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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