As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S2900HD and the FinePix S5700 Zoom) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V and the CyberShot DSC-H300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H9 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a screen which flips out and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.2 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S2900HD (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 28 mm vs 31 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S2900HD (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S2900HD and DSC-H9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 440 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.4"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
7 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 31 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-H9

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 440 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.4"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
7 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 31 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-H9

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 440 g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 31 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-H9

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 440 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.4"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
2 years older
$504

Significant advantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 31 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-H1 and DSC-H9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)
  • Light weight: 591 g vs 440 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.4"

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
2 years newer
$489

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 31 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P100 and DSC-H9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 440 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.4"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H9 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.3), has a screen which flips out, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs mid size (106×69×40 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.2 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
7 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 31 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.7
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DSC-H9

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 31 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.7
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-H10 and DSC-H9

  • None found

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 31 mm
  • Thinner: 1.6" vs 3.4"

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the DSC-H9)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 620 UZ and DSC-H9

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
6 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-H9

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year newer
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the DSC-H9)

  • None found

common strengths of the D90 and DSC-H9

  • None found