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

67

Nikon Coolpix S9100

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x34 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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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
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
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
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
Slightly 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
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-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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327 - $347

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $330 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              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-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $373

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              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

              $166

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

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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.