Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

67

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Casio EX-ZR20

40

Casio EX-ZR20

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Casio EX-ZR20

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x25 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 

differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR20

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
99x59x25 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
166 g vs 245 g
Help
More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
Help
More than 20% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
335 shots vs 300 shots
Help
More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
Help
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
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 8x
Help
4x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
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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
              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-ZR20:335 shots
              DSC-HX9v:300 shots
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures

              Casio EX-ZR20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $299

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Travel zoom

              $122

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $245

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 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 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-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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