Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
$179 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is $179 cheaper than the Sony DSC-HX90.
User reviews are a bit better
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user review score of 89% based on 48 reviews, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average rating of 87% (based on 55 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (2.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3.5).
14% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a height of 58.1mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 66mmmm tall digital camera (7.9mm taller).
Thinner Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is 35.4mmmm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 39.5mmmm deep digital camera (4.1mm thicker).
10mm narrower Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is 102mmmm wide, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 112mmmm wide digital camera (10mm wider).
Ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 takes 390 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 5 reviews, the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert review score of 94%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average rating of 78% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MPMP digital camera (2.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

6% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Sony DSC-HX90 (3.5).
12% taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a height of 66mmmm, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera (7.9mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 39.5mmmm deep, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 35.4mmmm deep digital camera (4.1mm thinner).
Moderately wider Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 112mmmm wide, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 102mmmm wide digital camera (10mm narrower).
Ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-HX90 only takes 390 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 5 sellers sells the Nikon Coolpix S9900, but 8 retailers sell the Sony DSC-HX90. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Two months older
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is older than the Sony DSC-HX90 by two months.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only 78%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
$179 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 by $179.
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 89% (based on 48 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
120x
Maximum Aperture
6.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.7 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
750mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 135 4.1 - 123
Extra / Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 800
 12800
 64
 100
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.5 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
473MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
98% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 218g
Height
66mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
39.5mm 35.4mm
BEST
Width
112mm 102mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
289g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL12 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
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