Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Samsung NX200 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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Samsung NX100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 13x larger sensor
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
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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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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 105x59x34 mm vs 120x71x35 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 Common Weaknesses
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        3,200 ISO
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Startup delay Has much more startup delay
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        $748 with 16-50mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos

        Samsung NX100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Samsung NX2000

        Samsung NX2000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $250 - $309 with 20-50mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung NX1000

        Samsung NX1000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $299 with 20-50mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Samsung NX300

        Samsung NX300

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $489 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon 1 J1

        Nikon 1 J1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $239 - $597 with 10-30mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $304 body only

        $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Startup delay Much more startup delay

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $368

        Zoom More zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $310

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160 - $228

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $199

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

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