Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

73

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$398

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$290

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Travel zoom

$298 - $365

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$398

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$224 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$290

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger

discussion

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
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Avatar for Dernhelm Dernhelm (2:48 AM, February 20, 2013)
I agree with the veredict.. but there's one thing I liked better on the 9v.. it's that the camera feels more stable and secure on my hands than the 20v..
The 20v simply feels more "plastic" and fragile.
 
Fridolin25 (4:40 PM, April 06, 2012)

Sorry, but this test is just nonsense. The 9V is just (always)
'slightly' smaller, thinner, lighter, ... nothing what really matters.
The advantages of the 20V are (mostly always) 'significantly' more zoom,
better macro, sensitivity, ... what you really encounter while using
this camera.

The only argument I really see is the price. 40% is a lot! ...but this
is explicitly ignored while giving the recommendation. So how is it
possible to give the old one a 30% better ranking??