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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 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 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 Significantly 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
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
921k dots
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Weight Heavy Help
P310:194 g
DSC-HX9v:245 g
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$340

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$230 - $300

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$249

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Weight Is significantly heavier
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$389 - $398

Zoom Much more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$151

Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$338

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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discussion

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