Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v


Olympus SZ-30MR



Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds

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.


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


Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom


Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Aperture Much wider aperture
Autofocus Faster autofocus
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$285 - $349

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom


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

Olympus SZ-14



Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Travel zoom


Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor


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!