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So many digital cameras to choose from

by ercollr / April 13, 2013 7:54 AM PDT

I am buying my first digital camera. I've done a lot of research, and seem to have it narrowed down to the Sony HX9,and the Cannon SX260HS. Your opinion, is one a better camera than the other? (Picture quality, not too difficult to learn to use etc). Or do you have any other camera model suggestions. I'm trying to keep the price under $300.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 13, 2013 12:33 PM PDT

Both cameras are highly rated.
You will be happy with either one.
Get your hands on both cameras and choose the one that feels best in your hands.

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HX9V
by PistonCupChampion / April 13, 2013 4:14 PM PDT

I have the Sony. It's an excellent camera, especially if you just want to "point-and-shoot," because Sony's Intelligent and Superior Auto modes with very well. BUT, it has been discontinued for quite awhile now, and unless a local retailer has one cheap, you'd be hard pressed to find a new one for under $300. The replacement for the HX9V is the HX20V.

The Canon too is discontinued, but only recently, so is easily obtained for far less than $300. In some ways it is better than the Sony; it has Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes, and a bit more zoom.

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by PistonCupChampion / April 13, 2013 4:16 PM PDT
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Correction: Sony's Intelligent and Superior Auto modes work very well.

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