Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

62

Olympus SZ-30MR

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$280

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$290

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$249

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

$227

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14

Digicam

$163

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

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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!