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
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
Size
Really small
Compact 102x69x27 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
40 fps
 
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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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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 Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
        Size Large Help
        EX-ZR10:102x69x27 mm
        DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $174 - $300

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $300

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $348

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

        Casio Exilim ZR100

        Travel zoom

        $283

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Weight Heavier
        Thickness Thicker
        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 EX-ZR20

        Casio EX-ZR20

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

        Casio Exilim ZR15

        Compact

        $171

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

        Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

        Travel zoom

        $225

        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

        $345 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Weight Lighter
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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        discussion

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