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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Size
Really small
Compact 102x58x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 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
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.3x4.2mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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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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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v 67

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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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
30 seconds
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Weight Heavy Help
DSC-HX9v:245 g
DSC-HX5v:200 g

Compared to recent travel zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
5 cm
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$389 - $398

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$340

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$338

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$420

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

$1,027

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$151

Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$219

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Super zoom

$649

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

appearance

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discussion

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