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Sony W570 vs Sony WX9

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
25
Overall
33
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 front
Portability
99
Imaging
39
Features
37
Overall
38

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Key Specs

Sony W570
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 116g - 91 x 52 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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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Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Sony W570 vs Sony WX9, both Ultracompact cameras and both are designed by Sony. The resolution of the W570 (16MP) and the WX9 (16MP) is pretty close and both cameras have the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The W570 was brought out within a month of the WX9 which means that they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a short overview of how the W570 scores against the WX9 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony W570 over the Sony WX9

 W570 WX9 

Reasons to pick Sony WX9 over the Sony W570

 WX9 W570 
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the Sony W570 and Sony WX9

 W570 WX9 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2011Same age
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Sony W570 offers physical measurements of 91mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") and a weight of 116 grams (0.26 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).

Check out the Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the W570 vs the WX9.

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the W570 and WX9 is 96 and 99 respectively.

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 top view buttons comparison

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to envision the difference in sensor dimensions just by viewing specifications. The pic underneath should provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the W570 and WX9.

Plainly, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact megapixels therefore you can expect comparable quality of files however you will need to factor the launch date of the cameras into account.

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 sensor size comparison

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony W570
Portrait photography with Sony WX9
30
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
30
megapixel count decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony W570 Street photography highlights
Sony WX9 Street photography highlights
58
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony W570 Sports photography advice
Sony WX9 Sports photography advice
36
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
max fps low (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
39
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony W570
Travel photography with Sony WX9
66
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
67
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony W570 Landscape photography highlights
Sony WX9 Landscape photography highlights
38
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
43
rather wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
no manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony W570
Vlogging with Sony WX9
29
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
33
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
screen is not selfie friendly
no external mic jack
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Sony W570 vs Sony WX9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony W570 and Sony WX9
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2011-01-06 2011-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip BIONZ BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-125mm (5.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.6-6.3 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology Clear Photo LCD XtraFine LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 2s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.70 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 116 gr (0.26 lb) -
Physical dimensions 91 x 52 x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") 95 x 56 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID NP-BN1 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Launch price $159 $188