Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

69

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SX220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
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 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
16x vs 14x
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More than 30% more zoom
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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX220 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-HX9v1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS106×59×33 mm
              DSC-HX9v105×59×34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX220 HS14x
              DSC-HX9v16x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $390

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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