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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

71

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

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

Items often bought with the DSC-WX70 or DSC-HX9v

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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
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)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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 Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328

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

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