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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

76

vs

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

63

Sony Cybershot WX9

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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
$138.95 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $175 cheaper (2.3x 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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              DSC-WX70:92x52x13 mm
              WX9:94x56x19 mm
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              DSC-WX70:4s
              WX9:2s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

              $200 - $207

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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