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

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Sony Cybershot WX9

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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 WX9

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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
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
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 $99.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $199 cheaper (3x 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 Common Weaknesses
              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-WX70:92x52x13 mm
              WX9:94x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX70:0.5"
              WX9:0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DSC-WX70:114 g
              WX9:139 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-WX70:4s
              WX9:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $406

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $259

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $580

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $350

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              appearance

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