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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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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)
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 16x
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More than 3.5x 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
Battery life 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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Size Significantly smaller 105x59x34 mm vs 122x87x93 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
Weight Significantly lighter 245 g vs 577 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.7"
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2.7x thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $499.99 vs $627.16
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The best price we've seen is $127 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-HX100v:$627.16
              DSC-HX9v:$499.99
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398 - $418

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $484

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $320

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $228 - $270

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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