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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), 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)

  • Significantly 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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

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
  • Significantly 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-HX9v

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$382

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and DSC-HX9v

  • None found

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
8 months newer
$750

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and DSC-HX9v

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
4 months older
$315

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S95 and DSC-HX9v

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$451

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the P310 and DSC-HX9v

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.5 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (105×59×34 mm) vs super compact (95×57×23 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9"), is much 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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FS20 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120
2 years older

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

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

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W120 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (88×57×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • 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)

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

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

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $99.95 vs $328.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1
similar age
$160

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

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

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 smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-S1 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $159.97 vs $328.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC80

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6 years older

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

  • Smaller: Compact (88×64×35 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • 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 smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-LC80 and DSC-HX9v

  • Fairly small: Compact (88×64×35 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
1 year newer

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

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

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×34 mm)

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
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.3"
  • Heavier: 577 g vs 245 g

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