Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

73

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 92x52x13 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

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-WX9.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX70

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The DSC-WX70's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
92x52x13 mm vs 94x56x19 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.5" vs 0.8"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
114 g vs 139 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$147.59 vs $295.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $147 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX7092x52x13 mm
              WX994x56x19 mm
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX700.5"
              WX90.8"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX70114 g
              WX9139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-WX704s
              WX92s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $207

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $289

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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