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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Battery life
Great battery life
290 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 105x60x34 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life Slightly 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
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $189.95 vs $264.50
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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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
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
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 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
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 Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              DSC-H90:16x
              S9100:18x
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-H90:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-H90:222 g
              S9100:214 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              DSC-H90:105x60x34 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $600

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $149

              Size Is much smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $288 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $246

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $211

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $195

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $199

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

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