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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Lowest price Cheaper $384.11 vs $857.84
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The best price we've seen is $474 cheaper (2.2x less)
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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 with 20-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              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

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              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $199 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 Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              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 Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $495

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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