Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x34 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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
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
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% 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-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
              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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S9300:18x
              DSC-HX9v:16x
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300:215 g
              DSC-HX9v:245 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S9300:1.2"
              DSC-HX9v:1.3"
              Size Large Help
              S9300:109x62x31 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $206

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $259

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $367

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              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 Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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
              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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