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

60

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
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.5"
 

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

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
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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 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
$147.59 vs $249.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $102 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              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-WX7092×52×13 mm
              WX995×56×20 mm
              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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              DSC-WX700.5"
              WX90.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              5.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $280

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              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 Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $240

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

              Compact

              $242

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $256

              Screen size Smaller screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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