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

60

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (105×60×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. 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)
Size
Slightly smaller
105×60×34 mm vs 105×62×35 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
Much longer exposures
30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$219.95 vs $261.51
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
9.5 fps vs 1 fps
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9.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Weight
Slightly lighter
214 g vs 222 g
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              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-H901.3"
              S91001.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              DSC-H90105×60×34 mm
              S9100105×62×35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $174

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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