Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

46

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,100

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

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

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.