Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

56

Olympus SZ-30MR

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3
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

$428

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$348

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$369

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$224

Zoom More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Larger
Olympus SZ-20

Olympus SZ-20

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Zoom Less zoom

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Sony

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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!