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Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II

Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V front
 
Sony SLT-A77 II front
Portability
62
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

Sony HX9V
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 245g - 105 x 59 x 34mm
  • Introduced July 2011
Sony A77 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 50 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 647g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Launched May 2014
  • Older Model is Sony A77
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Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Overview

Lets look more closely at the Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Advanced DSLR and they are both designed by Sony. There is a sizable difference between the resolutions of the HX9V (16MP) and A77 II (24MP) and the HX9V (1/2.3") and A77 II (APS-C) have different sensor measurements.

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The HX9V was launched 3 years before the A77 II and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Sony HX9V being a Compact camera and the Sony A77 II being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before getting into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick view of how the HX9V matches up versus the A77 II with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX9V over the Sony A77 II

 HX9V A77 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Sony HX9V

 A77 II HX9V 
LaunchedMay 2014July 2011Fresher by 34 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1229k921kClearer screen (+308k dot)
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Common features in the Sony HX9V and Sony A77 II

 HX9V A77 II 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera often, you need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sony HX9V comes with physical measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") along with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) while the Sony A77 II has dimensions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") with a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached during that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the HX9V vs the A77 II.

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the HX9V and A77 II is 91 and 62 respectively.

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing purely by reviewing specifications. The graphic underneath might offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the HX9V and A77 II.

To sum up, each of these cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The HX9V due to its tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF tougher and the Sony A77 II will deliver extra detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will help you crop shots way more aggressively. The older HX9V is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX9V Portrait photography info
Sony A77 II Portrait photography info
39
focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
79
manual focus
MP count decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony HX9V as a Street photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Street photography camera
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (245 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
76
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony HX9V
Sports photography with Sony A77 II
44
amazing zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proofing
supports phase detect AF
not so great battery life (480 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony HX9V
Travel photography with Sony A77 II
69
lighter than others in class (245 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (384mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
64
environment proofing
MP count decent (24MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
no Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (480 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX9V Landscape photography information
Sony A77 II Landscape photography information
49
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
73
manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
not so great battery life (480 shots)
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony HX9V Vlogging factors
Sony A77 II Vlogging factors
33
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (245g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
missing microphone support
78
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with external mic jack
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Sony HX9V vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX9V and Sony A77 II
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9VSony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Sony SLT-A77 II
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2011-07-19 2014-05-21
Body design Compact Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip BIONZ Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 3200 25600
Min native ISO 100 50
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 79
Cross focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Sony/Minolta Alpha
Lens focal range 24-384mm (16.0x) -
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.9 -
Amount of lenses - 143
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 921k dot 1,229k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology XtraFine LCD display with TruBlack technology -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.73x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
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 245g (0.54 lb) 647g (1.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 105 x 59 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 82
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.4
DXO Low light score not tested 1013
Other
Battery life - 480 pictures
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BG1 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $328 $1,198