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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Size
Significantly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 105×59×34 mm
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2.3x smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
117 g vs 245 g
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2.1x lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.8 MP

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