Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (Black) comparison

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 (Black)
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Price $289 at 1 store $315 to $449 at 8 stores $368 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 49 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date April 15, 2011 April 22, 2013 February 29, 2012 March 27, 2013 February 28, 2013
The Bottom Line Feature junkies in search of a compact megazoom should get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is an excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts, though the latter might be turned off by some aspects of the camera. The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. If you miss having a zoom lens, but don't want to add too much bulk and weight to your travels, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very good choice.

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Flash Memory Info unavailable Info unavailable - Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Type TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in - Color
Info unavailable TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 in x 1.3 in x 2.3 in
Info unavailable 4.2 in x 1.4 in x 2.4 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
3.8 in x 1 in x 2.2 in
Lens System 16 x x Zoom lens - 4.28 mm - 64.48 mm - F/3.3-5.9 G
30 x x
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.45 mm - 89 mm - F/3.2-5.8 G
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.5-6.5 G
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Info unavailable ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (80-3200)
ISO 80-1600
ISO auto (80-12800)
Video capture 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 -
Info unavailable 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 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 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 -
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
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Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
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Weight 7.6 oz
Info unavailable 7.8 oz
7.4 oz
4.9 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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