Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

59

Olympus SZ-30MR

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

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

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$425 - $448

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Autofocus Faster autofocus
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Super zoom

$299

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$270

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$199

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Worse wide angle

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Cybershot DSC-HX9v
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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!