Sony HX20
Compact Superzoom Camera
vs Nikon S9500
Compact Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Best price $400
  • 39% more battery life 320 shots vs 230 shots
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has longer exposure available 30 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Better light sensitivity by 3 f-stops 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Better built-in flash range 23′ vs 19′
  • Better video capture 1080p 60fps vs 1080p 30fps
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 10 shots per sec vs 8 shots per sec
  • Has HDR on-board S9500 does not have HDR

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX S9500

Best price
$258
  • Weighs a little bit less than the HX20 7.3 oz vs 9 oz
  • Significantly cheaper street price $258 vs $400
  • Newer camera February 2013 vs May 2012
  • Has Wi-Fi photo upload capabilities HX20 does not have Wi-Fi

What the Sony HX20 and Nikon S9500 have in common

  • Similar Body sizes 15 in³ vs 14 in³
  • Similar sensor resolutions 18.2 MP vs 18.1 MP
  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • HDMI port
  • 3D capture
  • panorama mode
  • GPS tagging

What’s missing from both the Sony HX20 and the Nikon S9500

  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No hot shoe
  • No flip out viewscreen

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