Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x60x34 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 102x58x29 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX10V's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5v

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Size Smaller 102x58x29 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 200 g vs 234 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        30 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $309

        Size Significantly smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Compact

        $626

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Super zoom

        $140 - $229

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        $125

        True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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