As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the Rebel T1i)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Sony DSC-T9 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 27 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.5"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (640 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
4 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and DSC-T9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99
4 years newer
$159

Significant advantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DSC-T99 and DSC-T9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and DSC-T9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
4 years newer
$356

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS10 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Waterproof
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS10 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS10 and DSC-T9

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×64×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Sony DSC-T9 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.5"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (640 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and DSC-T9

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX66 and DSC-T9

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T700 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T700 and DSC-T9

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T9 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (185 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
9 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the T6i and DSC-T9

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
3 years newer
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much higher true resolution: 15.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the DSC-T9)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T1i and DSC-T9

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T9 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs prosumer size (122×87×93 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.7") and is significantly lighter (185 g vs 577 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 27 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 577 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DSC-T9

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 577 g vs 185 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-T9 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (185 g vs 219 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 16x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
5 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-T9)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DSC-T9

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (90×55×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 185 g