• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A1000 IS advantages over Sony DSC-WX9

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony DSC-WX9 advantages over Canon A1000 IS

  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 201g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.25 vs 0.55 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • 25-125mm zoom range; iSweep Panorama; 3D capture modes; Full HD movie modes; Fast autofocus.

  • Slow operation in certain modes; Poor print quality; Soft corners; Lens is blurry all across the bottom of the frame.

The Competition

Compared to Canon E1

Canon A1000 IS
Canon E1
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony DSC-WX9
Canon E1
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon A1100 IS

Canon A1000 IS
Canon A1100 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Sony DSC-WX9
Canon A1100 IS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon A3000 IS

Canon A1000 IS
Canon A3000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Sony DSC-WX9
Canon A3000 IS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $108
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 110 HS

Canon A1000 IS
Canon 110 HS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Sony DSC-WX9
Canon 110 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Canon 320 HS

Canon A1000 IS
Canon 320 HS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
Sony DSC-WX9
Canon 320 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 24p video
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