Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

60

Olympus SZ-30MR

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$560

Thickness Slightly thinner
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$192

Weight Slightly lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
GPS No built-in GPS

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

Super zoom

$269

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger
Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

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

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Sony

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Olympus SZ-30MR
SZ-30MR
Olympus

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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!