Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

42

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$426

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $698

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$270

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$389 - $428

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Travel zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$298 - $318

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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John (3:48 PM, September 29, 2011)
The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v has an 16.2mp sensor not an 9.7mp as is show.