Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v 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 Cybershot DSC-HX9v

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v'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 Smaller 105x59x34 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 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
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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 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Weight Lighter 214 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        DSC-HX9v:16x
        S9100:18x
        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
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        DSC-HX9v:1.3"
        S9100:1.4"
        Weight Heavy Help
        DSC-HX9v:245 g
        S9100:214 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        DSC-HX9v:105x59x34 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.

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $199

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Zoom Has significantly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

        Travel zoom

        $160 - $228

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $330 - $399

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $310

        Zoom More zoom
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Size Larger

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $200

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

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        $290

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

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        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Nikon Coolpix S9100
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        discussion

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        Showing 7 comments

        Abhisheksaini002 (6:41 AM, March 25, 2012)
        winner is sonyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
         
        shree (4:25 PM, January 04, 2012)
         how much is prize difference between these two models?
        Which is best performer (Picture quality)?
         
        Tgmohanraj (9:20 AM, October 12, 2011)
        which is better.. so confused
         
        Springsinn (6:15 AM, May 14, 2011)
        NOOOOO 
         
        Springsinn (5:21 AM, May 13, 2011)
        I have an old kodak z612is .. do I dare assume that the pics from either of these , will be at least as good?
         
        Reaserching (6:56 PM, March 20, 2011)
        popularity has far to great of a weighting in the comparison scores
         
        researching (6:55 PM, March 20, 2011)
        The best price shown for the HX9V is way to high.
        The actual price is $350.