Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Weight
Light-weight
214 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX7v

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Significantly smaller 101x58x27 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
Weight Slightly lighter 208 g vs 214 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Zoom More zoom 18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
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
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        DSC-HX7v:208 g
        S9100:214 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $600

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $499

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

        Sony Cybershot H70

        Travel zoom

        Weight Slightly lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $315 - $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $328

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Size Smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $328

        Zoom More zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness 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
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

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