Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cyber-shot WX50

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

92

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
92×52×13 mm vs 92×52×19 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.5" vs 0.7"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$147.59 vs $223.00
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent ultra compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-WX7092×52×13 mm
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX70114 g
              WX50117 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX700.5"
              WX500.7"
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Macro focus Excellent macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $228

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              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 slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $188 - $198

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm XQ1

              Fujifilm XQ1

              Pro digicam

              $284

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $140 - $170

              Waterproof Waterproof
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $326

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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