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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

100

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
245 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$725

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger

discussion

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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??