Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

65

Nikon Coolpix S9100

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

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

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
105x59x34 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 270 shots
Help
More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
30s vs 1s
Help
30x longer exposures
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 9.5 fps
Help
Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
Help
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
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 16x
Help
Around 30% more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
214 g vs 245 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
Help
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-HX9v1080p @ 60fps
              S91001080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              DSC-HX9v10 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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX9v1.3"
              S91001.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX9v245 g
              S9100214 g
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX9v105x59x34 mm
              S9100105x62x35 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

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is much smaller
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $273

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $236

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

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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.