Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

59

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light-weight
Weight
214 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Size
Really small
Compact 105x60x34 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Weight
Light-weight
222 g

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-H90'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
Size
Slightly smaller
105x60x34 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
290 shots vs 270 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.99 vs $259.03
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The best price we've seen is $89 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.5 fps vs 1 fps
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9.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
214 g vs 222 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              DSC-H90:16x
              S9100:18x
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-H90:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-H90:222 g
              S9100:214 g
              Size Large Help
              DSC-H90:105x60x34 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $145

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $797 - $897 body only

              $897 - $997 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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