Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

71

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX30V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 16x
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Around 60% more zoom
Macro focus
Significantly 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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Almost the same
Battery life
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
              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-HX30V20x
              DSC-HX9v16x
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-HX30V320 shots
              DSC-HX9v300 shots
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX30V254 g
              DSC-HX9v245 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX30V1.4"
              DSC-HX9v1.3"
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX30V107x62x35 mm
              DSC-HX9v105x59x34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448 - $473

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $428

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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