Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x51x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX30

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Size Much smaller 92x51x19 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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2.3x smaller
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX30's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Weight Much lighter 117 g vs 245 g
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2.1x lighter
Thickness Much thinner 0.8" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
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recommendations

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

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
921k dots
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$329 - $399

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$345 - $398

Zoom Much more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$151

Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$340

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

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$159

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148 - $191

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $298

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$104 - $129

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Travel zoom

$177

Zoom More zoom
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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