Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

72

Olympus SZ-30MR

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm

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

$379 - $398

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$219 - $297

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$260

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$219 - $297

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14

Digicam

$144

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Cybershot DSC-HX9v
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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!