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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
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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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Battery life 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX220 HS:215 g
        DSC-HX9v:245 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
        DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $448

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $399

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        GPS Has a GPS
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $328

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $365

        Zoom More zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $325

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498 - $548

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom

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