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Canon A480 vs Sony WX9

Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Canon PowerShot A480 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 front
Portability
99
Imaging
39
Features
37
Overall
38

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Key Specs

Canon A480
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-122mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 140g - 92 x 62 x 31mm
  • Announced January 2009
Sony WX9
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • n/ag - 95 x 56 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Canon A480 versus Sony WX9, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Canon and Sony. There exists a large gap between the resolutions of the A480 (10MP) and WX9 (16MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A480 was launched 24 months before the WX9 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a full comparison, below is a quick view of how the A480 grades vs the WX9 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A480 over the Sony WX9

 A480 WX9 

Reasons to pick Sony WX9 over the Canon A480

 WX9 A480 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2009More modern by 24 months
Screen dimension3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution921k115kClearer screen (+806k dot)

Common features in the Canon A480 and Sony WX9

 A480 WX9 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon A480 features physical dimensions of 92mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Sony WX9 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon A480 versus Sony WX9 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the A480 versus the WX9.

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A480 and WX9 is 94 and 99 respectively.

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 top view buttons comparison

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to envision the difference between sensor sizes simply by looking at a spec sheet. The pic underneath might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the A480 and WX9.

As you can see, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Sony WX9 to resolve extra detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged A480 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 sensor size comparison

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A480 Portrait photography highlights
Sony WX9 Portrait photography highlights
25
flash sync is higher than normal (1/500s)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
30
megapixel count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A480 as a Street photography camera
Sony WX9 as a Street photography camera
47
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
59
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A480
Sports photography with Sony WX9
16
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A480 Travel photography factors
Sony WX9 Travel photography factors
50
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
67
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A480 Landscape photography advice
Sony WX9 Landscape photography advice
22
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
43
rather wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
manual mode not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A480 Vlogging information
Sony WX9 Vlogging information
22
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external microphone socket
33
rather wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of microphone port
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Canon A480 vs Sony WX9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A480 and Sony WX9
 Canon PowerShot A480Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9
General Information
Company Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot A480 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2009-01-15 2011-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 5 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 115k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech - XtraFine LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m 5.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/500 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 140g (0.31 lbs) -
Dimensions 92 x 62 x 31mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 56 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model 2 x AA NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $210 $188