Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
245 g

Items often bought with the DSC-HX100v or DSC-HX9v

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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
Much 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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              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

              $314

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428 - $448

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $370 - $398

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

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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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!