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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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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
Lowest price Much cheaper $99.99 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $500 cheaper (6x less)
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $199

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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