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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Zoom More zoom 20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX20V's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 105x59x34 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 245 g vs 254 g
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        DSC-HX20V:20x
        DSC-HX9v:16x
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        DSC-HX20V:320 shots
        DSC-HX9v:300 shots
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        30 seconds
        Weight Heavy Help
        DSC-HX20V:254 g
        DSC-HX9v:245 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        DSC-HX20V:1.4"
        DSC-HX9v:1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        DSC-HX20V:107x62x35 mm
        DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

        Travel zoom

        $499

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $330 - $399

        Size Is slightly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $280

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $300 - $328

        Size Is significantly smaller
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $247 - $265

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Zoom More zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160 - $228

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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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??