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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

64

Nikon Coolpix S9100

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Compact (102×58×28 mm)
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

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
102×58×28 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Much longer exposures
30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 9.5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$159.99 vs $264.50
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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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
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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 resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DSC-HX7v1080p @ 60fps
              S91001080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DSC-HX7v10 fps
              S91009.5 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DSC-HX7v5.0 cm
              S91004.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              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

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              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-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $276

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $353

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

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