Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

41

Olympus SZ-30MR

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$202 - $209

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Travel zoom

$516

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$290

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Travel zoom

$330

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Samsung WB100

Samsung WB100

Super zoom

$399

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
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
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!