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

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
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
176 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR10

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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 40 fps vs 10 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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
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
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
        Size Large Help
        EX-ZR10:102x69x27 mm
        DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $199

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

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

        Casio Exilim ZR100

        Travel zoom

        $265

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Weight Heavier
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Casio Exilim EX-FS10

        Casio Exilim EX-FS10

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Casio Exilim EX-TR10

        Casio Exilim EX-TR10

        Compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Casio Exilim EX-FC150

        Casio Exilim EX-FC150

        Compact

        $900

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $215 - $328

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-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 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 Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Zoom Less zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $310

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160 - $228

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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        Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        discussion

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR10
        Exilim EX-ZR10
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