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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

67

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

58

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

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
 

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
Help
At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX9v's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
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
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
214 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $248

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              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
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              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 S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $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

              $266

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              discussion

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              Nikon Coolpix S9100
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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.