Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

70

Olympus SZ-30MR

60

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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$504

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$500 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$270

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$7,795

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$549 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Sony

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Olympus SZ-30MR
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!