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Sony HX9V vs Sony W650

Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Key Specs

Sony HX9V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 105 x 59 x 34mm
  • Announced July 2011
Sony W650
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 124g - 94 x 56 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Overview

The following is a extensive comparison of the Sony HX9V and Sony W650, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are designed by Sony. The image resolution of the HX9V (16MP) and the W650 (16MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras posses the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The HX9V was introduced 5 months prior to the W650 and they are of a similar generation. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going into a in depth comparison, here is a brief view of how the HX9V matches up vs the W650 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX9V over the Sony W650

 HX9V W650 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Screen resolution921k230kSharper screen (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Sony HX9V

 W650 HX9V 

Common features in the Sony HX9V and Sony W650

 HX9V W650 
LaunchedJuly 2011January 2012Same generation
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Sony HX9V enjoys outside measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) while the Sony W650 has measurements of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

Analyze the Sony HX9V and Sony W650 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use at that time. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the HX9V vs the W650.

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the HX9V and W650 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 top view buttons comparison

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to picture the gap in sensor dimensions purely by seeing specifications. The pic here might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the HX9V and W650.

Plainly, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the identical MP and you should expect comparable quality of photos but you would want to factor the production date of the cameras into account.

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 sensor size comparison

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX9V Portrait photography highlights
Sony W650 Portrait photography highlights
39
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
features face detect focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony HX9V as a Street photography camera
Sony W650 as a Street photography camera
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (124g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX9V Sports photography factors
Sony W650 Sports photography factors
44
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
features tracking focus
max fps very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX9V Travel photography details
Sony W650 Travel photography details
69
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long zoom (384mm)
no Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
69
lighter than competition (124g)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX9V as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W650 as a Landscape photography camera
49
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
43
quite wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony HX9V Vlogging information
Sony W650 Vlogging information
33
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
no mic jack
33
quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
lighter than competition (124g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic port
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Sony HX9V vs Sony W650 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX9V and Sony W650
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9VSony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-07-19 2012-01-10
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip BIONZ BIONZ
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-384mm (16.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focus range - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 921k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m 3.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 245 gr (0.54 lbs) 124 gr (0.27 lbs)
Physical dimensions 105 x 59 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 220 photos
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BG1 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $328 $140