Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$429

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$599

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Zoom More zoom
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$251

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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