Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Great battery life
Battery life
410 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX100v's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 16x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
410 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Size
Significantly smaller
105×59×34 mm vs 122×87×93 mm
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4.7x smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.7"
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2.7x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
245 g vs 577 g
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2.4x lighter
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $429

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $382

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $546 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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              Amolchapate (4:03 PM, March 19, 2012)
              Amol chapate
              I am too confused which 1 i have to buy. ?
              9v OR 100V
               
              Van_d_man (11:24 PM, December 07, 2011)
              I believe who posted the final decision that Sony DSC-HX100v is a runner
              up – does not know what he is talking about..

              Look at the videos here:

              http://www.frys.com/product/6638824

               

              DSC-HX100v camera
              has stitching panoramic mode and 3D and has10X faster shutter than DSC-HX9v (DSC-HX9v takes 2 sec and displays “Writing to
              card” after a shot is being taken).

              I was in store playing with both cameras for an hour..

              The only draw back for travel is the bigger size…. That’s
              it!

               

              DSC-HX100v is a Wiiinnnneerrr…!Period!