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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
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 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
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

Snapsort Recommends
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Canon PowerShot SX220 HS 59

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similarities

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

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Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$189 - $199

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Zoom Has slightly less zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$247 - $265

Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
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 SX220 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Travel zoom

$269

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Travel zoom

$484 - $532

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$330 - $389

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
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-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$310

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

$160 - $228

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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discussion

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