Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR10

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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
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 40 fps vs 10 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the EX-ZR10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 102x69x27 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 176 g vs 245 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $164.23 vs $384.11
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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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 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 7x
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More than 5x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Better macro capability 5 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              EX-ZR10:7 cm
              DSC-HX9v:5 cm
              Size Large Help
              EX-ZR10:102x69x27 mm
              DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $238

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Weight Heavier
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

              Casio Exilim ZR15

              Compact

              $107

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Casio Exilim EX-FC150

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $328

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $240

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              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

              $348 - $448

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $495

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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