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

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

58

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Casio Exilim EX-H30

44

Casio Exilim EX-H30

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H30

Size
Really small
Compact 104x58x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

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/3.0 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
Smaller
104x58x27 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$188.01 vs $264.50
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 12.5x
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More than 2x more zoom
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1280 @ 24fps
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Shoots high 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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-H30:8s
              S9100:1s
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              EX-H30:5 cm
              S9100:4 cm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $225

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Casio Exilim EX-H30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $450

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $381

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus FE-5010

              Olympus FE-5010

              Compact

              $120

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $60

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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