Sony Cybershot WX7

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

63

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Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

45

Sony Cybershot H70

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot H70

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony H70

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Zoom
More zoom
10.8x vs 5.6x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$124.99 vs $175.51
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 101x57x28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 194 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $191

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

              Travel zoom

              $248

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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