Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

75

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

42

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x13 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Size
Much smaller
92x52x13 mm vs 105x59x34 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 2 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
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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