Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (Black) comparison

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (Silver)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3S (Silver)
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Price $1,499 at 1 store $398 to $499 at 10 stores $489 at 1 store $15 to $98 at 3 stores $22 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 50 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 53 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date February 21, 2007 February 28, 2013 June 15, 2007 March 19, 2010 March 02, 2007
The Bottom Line If you shoot primarily outdoors in daytime--especially sports, children and animals--the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 is a great choice. The cheaper DSC-H7 has a smaller LCD, lacks infrared shooting, and has a few interface differences, but is otherwise identical. It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch. Though it remains a good megazoom, thanks to continued image and lens artifacts, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS is slowly losing ground to competitors. Though it leaves out one fun, little shooting mode, the Panasonic DMC-TZ3 improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way.

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Flash Memory 31 MB - Integrated
Flash (soldered memory - 31 MB )
Info unavailable 32 MB Flash - SD Memory Card
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.3 in x 3.4 in x 3.3 in
5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
4.6 in x 3.1 in x 3.1 in
3.7 in x 0.9 in x 2.4 in
4.1 in x 1.5 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 15 x x Zoom lens - 5.2 mm - 78 mm - F/2.7-4.5
50 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/2.8-6.3
12 x x Zoom lens - 6 mm - 72 mm - F/2.7-3.5
3 x x Zoom lens - 6.3 mm - 18.9 mm - F/3.1-5.9
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.6 mm - 46 mm - F/3.3-4.9
Optical sensor type Super HAD CCD
Exmor R CMOS
CCD
Info unavailable CCD
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 10000
ISO 8000
ISO auto
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 80
ISO 3200
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity 31 MB
Info unavailable 32 MB
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Video capture MPEG - 640 x 480 -
MPEG - 640 x 480 -
MPEG - 320 x 240 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
13 sec - AVI - 640 x 480 - With 32MB card
19 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - With 32MB card
34 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - With 32MB card
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 640 x 480 -
QuickTime - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 848 x 480 -
QuickTime - 320 x 240 -
QuickTime - 640 x 480 -
QuickTime - 848 x 480 -
Digital zoom 2 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 14.4 oz
22 oz
15.9 oz
4.3 oz
8.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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