As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v is also often compared to pro digicams, compacts and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and the Lumix DMC-FS20)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is older (january 2011 vs february 2012), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
similar age
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DSC-HX9v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $450.00 vs $328.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-HX9v

  • Inexpensive: $117.39 vs $328.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 300 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-HX9v

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $444.70 vs $328.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX9v

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-HX9v

  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX150 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the DSC-WX150 and DSC-HX9v

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 610k dots), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6.5 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (january 2011 vs january 2013).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $328.00

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
8 months newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the X10 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 300 shots

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
4 months older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S95 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $315.00 vs $328.00

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS
2 years newer
$596

Significant advantages of the TG-2 iHS (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-2 iHS (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 610k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the TG-2 iHS and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 300 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$451

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 300 shots
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the P310 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (16x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (105×59×34 mm) vs super compact (95×57×23 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (245 g vs 120 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20
2 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 172 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FS20 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (88×57×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 154 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W120 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-W120 and DSC-HX9v

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
3 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Much lighter: 120 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-HX9v

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1
similar age
$160

Significant advantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-S1 and DSC-HX9v

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC80

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC80 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LC80 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-LC80 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Much lighter: 116 g vs 245 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W620 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W620 and DSC-HX9v

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (105×59×34 mm) vs professional size (116×84×103 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 4"), is slightly lighter (245 g vs 555 g), has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2011 vs february 2012), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/5000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much longer battery life: 410 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
similar age
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P500 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 245 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year newer
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the DSC-HX9v)

  • Larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the P510 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 245 g