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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

61

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

56

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$420

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$129 - $227

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$368

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 Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$559

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Wide angle Worse wide angle

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
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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??