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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

88

Runner-up

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
Fewer 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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

Items often bought with the DSC-WX70 or WX50

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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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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
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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
              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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Weight Very light Help
              DSC-WX70114 g
              WX50117 g
              Thickness Very thin Help
              DSC-WX700.5"
              WX500.7"
              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
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              240 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps

              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-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Thickness Is thicker
              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $198

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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