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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 102x58x29 mm
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 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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recommendations

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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        Weight Heavy Help
        DSC-HX10V:234 g
        DSC-HX5v:200 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        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

        $365

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        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-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Size Is significantly smaller
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Size Is significantly smaller
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Travel zoom

        Zoom More zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $328

        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 - $230

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

        Travel zoom

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

        Compact

        $432

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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