Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

67

vs

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

52

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

Report a correction
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the SX210 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
105x59x31 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
Help
Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
220 g vs 245 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
Help
2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
Help
Around 10% thinner
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Learn more about
the Canon SX210 IS

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

Report a correction
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.7 fps
Help
Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
16x vs 14x
Help
More than 30% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The DSC-HX9v's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
Help
2x longer exposures
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Learn more about
the Sony DSC-HX9v
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Canon PowerShot SX210 IS 52
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        67 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX210 IS:220 g
              DSC-HX9v:245 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX210 IS:105x59x31 mm
              DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              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

              $215 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $360

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $248

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $390

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
              PowerShot SX210 IS
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Cybershot DSC-HX9v
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments