Updated (January 2011): Compare the Samsung NX100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Samsung NX100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

49

Samsung NX100

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX100

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size
Slightly smaller
105×59×34 mm vs 120×71×35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
245 g vs 282 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              NX100120×71×35 mm
              DSC-HX9v105×59×34 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              NX1001.4"
              DSC-HX9v1.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Samsung NX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $370 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $371 body only

              $275 - $500 with 9-27mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $340 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Samsung NX210

              Samsung NX210

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 - $350 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $483 - $649

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $425

              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom More zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS

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