Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Casio EX-ZR20

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

71

Casio EX-ZR20

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio EX-ZR20

Size
Really small
Compact (100×59×26 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"

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differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR20

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
100×59×26 mm vs 105×59×34 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
166 g vs 245 g
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More than 30% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
335 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 8x
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4x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              EX-ZR201080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX9v1080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              EX-ZR20335 shots
              DSC-HX9v300 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              EX-ZR208x
              DSC-HX9v16x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Casio EX-ZR20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $371 body only

              $275 - $500 with 9-27mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Casio EX-Z3000

              Casio EX-Z3000

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $298

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $171

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              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

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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