Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

75

Nikon Coolpix S9300

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
320 shots
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Size
Really small
Compact (109×62×31 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX10V or Nikon S9300

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Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Size
Slightly smaller
109×62×31 mm vs 105×60×34 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 234 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$243.99 vs $351.11
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
320 shots vs 200 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX10V's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX10V1080p @ 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S9300109×62×31 mm
              DSC-HX10V105×60×34 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $438

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $194 - $198

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

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