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Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1

Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
18
Overall
27
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 front
 
Sony ZV-1 front
Portability
88
Imaging
55
Features
86
Overall
67

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Key Specs

Sony WX1
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.4-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 91 x 52 x 20mm
  • Revealed August 2009
Sony ZV-1
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-70mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 294g - 105 x 60 x 44mm
  • Launched May 2020
  • New Model is Sony ZV-1 II
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Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Sony WX1 and Sony ZV-1, former is a Ultracompact while the other is a Large Sensor Compact and both of them are built by Sony. There exists a considerable gap among the resolutions of the WX1 (10MP) and ZV-1 (20MP) and the WX1 (1/2.4") and ZV-1 (1") possess totally different sensor size.

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The WX1 was unveiled 11 years earlier than the ZV-1 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Sony WX1 being a Ultracompact camera and the Sony ZV-1 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before we go through a in depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the WX1 scores against the ZV-1 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony WX1 over the Sony ZV-1

 WX1 ZV-1 

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-1 over the Sony WX1

 ZV-1 WX1 
LaunchedMay 2020August 2009More modern by 131 months
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kClearer display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony WX1 and Sony ZV-1

 WX1 ZV-1 

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Sony WX1 features exterior measurements of 91mm x 52mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Sony ZV-1 has proportions of 105mm x 60mm x 44mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.7") and a weight of 294 grams (0.65 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the WX1 and the ZV-1.

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the WX1 and ZV-1 is 96 and 88 respectively.

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 top view buttons comparison

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very hard to see the gap in sensor sizes simply by seeing a spec sheet. The pic below will offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the WX1 and ZV-1.

Clearly, the 2 cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The WX1 with its smaller sensor will make achieving shallow DOF harder and the Sony ZV-1 will produce extra detail having an extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos far more aggressively. The more aged WX1 will be behind in sensor technology.

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 sensor size comparison

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony WX1
Portrait photography with Sony ZV-1
19
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.4")
lack of RAW support
73
you can focus manually
decent MP (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
supports face detect focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony WX1
Street photography with Sony ZV-1
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.4")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than average in class (149g)
85
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
boasts focus via touch
lighter than average (294g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony WX1 Sports photography information
Sony ZV-1 Sports photography information
26
has image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.4")
lack of phase detect AF
71
silent shooting (1/32,000s)
high frames per second (24.0 frames per second)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
supports tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
low battery power (260 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Sony WX1 Travel photography details
Sony ZV-1 Travel photography details
56
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (149g)
low MP (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
81
lighter than average (294g)
has bluetooth
boasts focus via touch
decent MP (20 megapixels)
screen is selfie friendly
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
low battery power (260 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony WX1
Landscape photography with Sony ZV-1
31
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.4")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse function
70
you can focus manually
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
nice sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low battery power (260 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony WX1 Vlogging advice
Sony ZV-1 Vlogging advice
28
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.4)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (149 grams)
86
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
screen is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes microphone socket
lighter than average (294 grams)
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Sony WX1 vs Sony ZV-1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony WX1 and Sony ZV-1
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1Sony ZV-1
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 Sony ZV-1
Class Ultracompact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-08-06 2020-05-27
Physical type Ultracompact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.4" 1"
Sensor measurements 6.104 x 4.578mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 27.9mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Max boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 160 125
RAW images
Minimum boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 315
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 24-70mm (2.9x)
Max aperture f/2.4-5.9 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 2.7
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 2 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/32000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 24.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 149 gr (0.33 pounds) 294 gr (0.65 pounds)
Dimensions 91 x 52 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8") 105 x 60 x 44mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 life - 260 pictures
Battery type - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $149 $750