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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Great battery life
Battery life
410 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
245 g

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 cm vs 5 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
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
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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $405 - $428

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $365 - $428

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $500

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $341

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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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!