Sony Cybershot WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom
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
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
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
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Size
Much smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Much lighter
139 g vs 245 g
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More than 40% lighter
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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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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