Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
320 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Size Smaller 109x62x31 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 215 g vs 254 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $245.99 vs $329.95
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The best price we've seen is $84 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX20V'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/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX20V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S9300:18x
              DSC-HX20V:20x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300:215 g
              DSC-HX20V:254 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S9300:109x62x31 mm
              DSC-HX20V:107x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $399

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350 - $440

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $354

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $211

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $279

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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