Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

55

Olympus SZ-30MR

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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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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
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$277 - $349

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$326

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

Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$283

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Significantly larger
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$177 - $180

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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!