Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

50

Olympus SZ-30MR

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SZ-30MR over the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

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competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$940 - $998

Aperture Much wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Zoom More zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14

Digicam

$229

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Samsung WB1100F

Samsung WB1100F

Super zoom

$265

Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Significantly larger

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Cybershot DSC-HX9v
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Olympus SZ-30MR
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Guest (4:42 PM, September 12, 2011)
I ve just come back from the store where I compared both of them. It appeared to me that with sony, the images get sharper and with more natural colour than with Olympus. On the other hand the zoom of Olympus was better so the the fine details can be seen at higher resolution providing that you have a very stable hand!
 
theraspberrypicker (3:29 PM, September 08, 2011)
If Olympus SZ30MR has a wider aperture, higher ISO, better macro, more zoom than Sony HX9V, and is cheaper...
Why is the Sony camera still having the best score and 100% of specifications?
Or better to ask: What's the main reason to chose the Sony camera instead the Olympus?
I'm just searching for the best travel zoom to get,
Thanks a lot and regards to all snapsort mates!