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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
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"
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $285.00 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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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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 S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $320 - $350

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

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Olympus E-300

              Olympus E-300

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $240

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Heavier
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $236

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              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
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $365

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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