Sony Cybershot WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 16x vs 5.6x
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More than 8x more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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 Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the WX7's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size Much smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight Much lighter 139 g vs 245 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Much thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $295

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $490 body only

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $389 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

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

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen size Larger screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

        Sony Cybershot WX10

        Compact

        $395

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Much more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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