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

Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x34 mm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Size
Really small
Compact 102x69x27 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

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
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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
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 7x
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More than 5x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio EX-ZR20

              Casio EX-ZR20

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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-FC100

              Casio Exilim EX-FC100

              Compact

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

              Casio Exilim ZR15

              Compact

              $118

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              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 - $368

              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

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              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

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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