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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Great macro
Macro focus
2 cm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
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
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

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
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

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

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 P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$347

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$229 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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

$299 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$362

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

$330

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

$275

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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