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

$652

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$580 - $798

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$940 - $998

Aperture Much wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$368

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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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.