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

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56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Great battery life
Battery life
320 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Samsung EX2F

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen type Has an OLED screen
GPS No built-in GPS
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

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Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

Size Much smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
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Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$300 - $397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Much more zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$391

Zoom Much more zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
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??