Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

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60

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55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Great battery life
Battery life
300 shots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Size
Really small
Compact (102×58×28 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
208 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

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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

$392

Zoom Much more zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
GPS No built-in GPS
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Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

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Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
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Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$636

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$118 - $128

Size Smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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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