Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

67

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

59

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8200

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
104x59x33 mm vs 105x59x34 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 921k dots
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 14x
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More than 30% more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S8200:961k dots
              DSC-HX9v:921k dots
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8200:213 g
              DSC-HX9v:245 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S8200:104x59x33 mm
              DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $266

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $227

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $147 - $157

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

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

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