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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
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
Weight Lighter 224 g vs 245 g
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Around 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
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.4 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom Great zoom Help
SX240 HS:20x
DSC-HX9v:16x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Weight Heavy Help
SX240 HS:224 g
DSC-HX9v:245 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Size Large Help
SX240 HS:106x61x33 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

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$189 - $199

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$330 - $399

Size Is slightly smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$500

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$247 - $265

Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Travel zoom

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Zoom Has slightly less zoom

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$330 - $389

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$280

GPS Has a GPS
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $300

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

Zoom Much more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$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 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-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

appearance

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discussion

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
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