Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
245 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Size
Really small
Compact (105×58×33 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$273 - $399

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$600

Zoom More zoom
Size Smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 - $429 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Travel zoom

$386

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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JORGE (8:16 PM, February 08, 2012)
YO TENGO UNA PANASONIC Y ES MUCHO MEJOR QUE SONY PARA VIAJAR ES MAS LIVIANA Y LAS FOTOGRAFIAS TANTO COMO LOS VIDEOS SON MUY BUENOS A PARTE DEL PRECIO SI LAS DOS COSTARAN IGUAL ME QUEDO CON PANASONIC.
 
Hanson (0:06 AM, December 05, 2011)
The Image stabilizer of the ZS10 is the best, both in still and in video. I have tried and it showed clearly superior IS than the Sony Hx9v, Canon SX230 and Nikon S9100, especially in video.
 
Looking for a good compact (8:32 PM, November 08, 2011)
I like the feature that provides the name of the location rather than just coordinates and that it is cheaper, but I still don't understand why anyone actually cares about digital zoom since it is akin to putting your face closer to the photo; it's not actually zooming.  Digital zoom just crops a portion of the photo and then blows it up and you lose all those pixels that were cropped which reduces image quality (pixel density).  2x zoom is better than any number of digital zoom since it isn't actually zooming at all.  Having said all that, I still think you have to consider that the Panasonic is so much cheaper for pretty much the same capability unless it is really important for you to have a good long optical zoom.
 
The flying shooter (6:58 PM, June 30, 2011)
Pretty much the same. I personally give my choice to Panasonic ZS10. It also has 1920x1080p. Interesting its GPS built-in software which automatically gives the picture the name of the location. Not just coordinates. when set to 5megapixel the zoom goes combined with digital up to 35,5X. Cheaper.
 
Ding (10:40 PM, June 08, 2011)
Panasonic ZS10 has 200fps, support light & speed priority, little more crystal clear when still picture, little touch screen feature, wind noise reduction; Sony HX9v got more powerful Anti-shake function, faster focus, higher resolution, 1920x1080p, others pretty the same. Both are top of the line product.
By Ding 6/8/11