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

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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)
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
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Almost the same
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $246.95 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $253 cheaper (2x less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              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 S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $189 - $200

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              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

              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

              $215

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $292

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              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 S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $339

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $107

              Size Much smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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              discussion

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