Updated (January, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 102x58x29 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX5v

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Size Smaller 102x58x29 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 200 g vs 245 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
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
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
30 seconds
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
Not supported

Compared to recent travel zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160 - $228

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$310

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$288

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Size Is slightly smaller
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

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
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$247 - $265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$189 - $199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Worse wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$143

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$551

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$387

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
GPS No built-in GPS

appearance

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discussion

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