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

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

73

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Size
Really small
Compact (102×58×28 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$85 - $118

Size Much smaller
Weight Much lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $529 body only

$549 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$376

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$217 - $279

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

Casio Exilim ZR15

Compact

$198

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

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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