Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

54

Olympus SZ-30MR

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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

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competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$88 - $120

Size Slightly smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $233

Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Much larger
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F

Travel zoom

$270

Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom Slightly less zoom

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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!