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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

51

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
245 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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

$419 - $428

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$499

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$419 - $428

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Much wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$298 - $330

Zoom Much more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS

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??