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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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
Lowest price Cheaper $289.62 vs $384.11
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
              DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $324

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $309

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $422 - $446

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $310

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368 - $450

              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

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $495

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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