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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 SX240 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.4 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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

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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
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $365

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Zoom Has significantly less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $329

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $442 - $450

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Zoom Has significantly less zoom
        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 SX240 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $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

        $213

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $346

        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 SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        GPS Has a GPS
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

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        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
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $330

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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