Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Nikon Coolpix P310
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Great macro
Macro focus
2.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the Nikon P310 or Sony DSC-HX9v

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
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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
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 105×59×34 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
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
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
DSC-HX9v1080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$425

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$948

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
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 significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$330

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$358

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Focus points Many fewer focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$483 - $649

Aperture Much wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Zoom Less zoom
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$314

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Larger
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
Nikon Coolpix P310 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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