Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

65

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1600s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life
Much longer battery life
300 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 11x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
105x59x34 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-HX9v's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.8"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
245 g vs 306 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              DSC-HX9v3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $214

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $207

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $286 - $368

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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