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

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom 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 Slightly 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 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 Significantly 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
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$278

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$500

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$305 - $429

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Travel zoom

$215 - $328

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$368

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
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

$310

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160 - $228

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$247 - $265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$199

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$145 - $148

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$86 - $138

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$85 - $98

Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$165

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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