Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Casio Exilim EX-H30 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Casio Exilim EX-H30

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

60

Casio Exilim EX-H30

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H30

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (104×58×28 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-H30

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the EX-H30's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
104×58×28 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
8s vs 1s
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8x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1,280 @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 12.5x
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More than 2x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$264.50 vs $282.26
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The best price we've seen is $18 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              EX-H305.0 cm
              S91004.0 cm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              EX-H308s
              S91001s
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $445

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-H15

              Casio Exilim EX-H15

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $175

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $466

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

              Compact

              $499

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

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