Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

69

Nikon Coolpix S9300

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Great battery life
Battery life
320 shots
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

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 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Size
Slightly smaller
109x62x31 mm vs 105x60x34 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
$268.89 vs $349.97
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 20% 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 2 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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX10V1080p @ 60fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300215 g
              DSC-HX10V234 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S93001.2"
              DSC-HX10V1.3"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S9300109x62x31 mm
              DSC-HX10V105x60x34 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 S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $500

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $245

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $395

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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