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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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 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
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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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310:$396.69
DSC-HX9v:$399.99
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

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
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$278 - $288

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Size Is slightly smaller
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$294 - $429

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
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$309 - $344

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$362 - $398

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$295

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
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 S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$297

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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-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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$215

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Travel zoom

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$228 - $307

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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