Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 vs Sony Cybershot WX9

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

71

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×56×20 mm)

Items often bought with the DSC-WX70 or WX9

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70.
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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
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The DSC-WX70's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
92×52×13 mm vs 95×56×20 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
$189.99 vs $289.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 30% 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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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
              Size Very small Help
              DSC-WX7092×52×13 mm
              WX995×56×20 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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              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
              DSC-WX704s
              WX92s
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              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 A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $350 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $192

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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