Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 245 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 4.2x
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More than 14.5x more zoom
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $349.99 vs $418.00
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$295

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$282

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$368

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$495

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$350

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$280

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$200

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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