As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9 is also often compared to super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS30 EXR) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TS3)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P9 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (113×53×36 mm) vs super compact (95×58×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 8 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the DSC-P9)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the DSC-P9)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-TS3 and DSC-P9

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×64×28 mm) vs Compact (113×53×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 197 g vs 206 g

Pentax Optio V10

Pentax Optio V10
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the V10 (vs the DSC-P9)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (113×53×36 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 36 mm vs 39 mm

Significant disadvantages of the V10 (vs the DSC-P9)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the V10 and DSC-P9

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (113×53×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 206 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-P10 (vs the DSC-P9)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×52×36 mm) vs Compact (113×53×36 mm)
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P10 (vs the DSC-P9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-P10 and DSC-P9

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×52×36 mm) vs Compact (113×53×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 206 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-P9 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (113×53×36 mm) vs large (131×97×126 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 5") and is significantly lighter (206 g vs 687 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 10.6 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the DSC-P9)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the DSC-P9)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Compact (113×53×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 687 g vs 206 g

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and DSC-P9

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 206 g