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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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Size Smaller 101x58x27 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 208 g vs 245 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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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
        Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Weight Heavy Help
        DSC-HX7v:208 g
        DSC-HX9v:245 g

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        5 cm
        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

        $345 - $398

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $340

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

        Travel zoom

        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $174 - $300

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $128 - $159

        Size Smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Weight Lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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        Sherrietprice (4:49 AM, February 20, 2012)
        OK folks I am trying to decide on the H7X or the H9X , My mama has the H7X & she loves it the camera takes amazing pictures as good as I have seen when I saw Sony had came out with a newer version H9X I like what I see & I am leaning more toward the H9X but the reviews on the flash has me kinda concerned does any of you guys that own the H9X it regret buying it due to the placement of the flash is it that big of deal or what please advise
         
        Mike (8:02 PM, January 12, 2012)
        The flash is slightly stronger on the 9V. Does anyone know if both cameras are the same in terms of video recording quality?
         
        Animesh Ravi (7:07 PM, November 28, 2011)
        its totally wrong the oly difference between the two is the zoom
         
        Reza Khodadadi (10:16 PM, September 29, 2011)
        reza khodadadi. i read it too, that there is some problem with the battery in HX7, and i dont know whether the same problem is in HX9 or not!!!!
         
        Avatar for Harry Barnes Harry Barnes (7:10 PM, July 27, 2011)
        I've read somewhere that the HX7 can take less photos on it's battery than the HX9, I would have thought this would have been the other way round? How good is the battery of the HX7 compared to the HX9 and compared also to the rest of the market? Thanks