As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is also often compared to pro digicams, waterproofs, compacts, ultra compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S9500's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9700 and the DL24-85) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S950 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W690)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
1 year newer
$470

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9700 and S9500

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S9500)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the S9300 and S9500

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the S9500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the ZS20 and S9500

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the S9500)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S9500)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the S7000 and S9500

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 165 g vs 205 g

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
similar age
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the S9500)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the SX280 HS and S9500

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
similar age
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the S9500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the ZS30 and S9500

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), is slightly smaller (compact (110×60×31 mm) vs large (128×93×129 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon DL24-85

Nikon DL24-85
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DL24-85 (vs the S9500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-85 (vs the S9500)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DL24-85 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S9500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S9100 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
4 months older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the S9500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the S9500)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the S110 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $417.39

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.4 vs f/3.9), has significantly more zoom (22x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (7.5 fps vs 1.9 fps) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a significantly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 300 shots), is older (january 2013 vs february 2014), is thicker (1.2" vs 1.1"), is not waterproof and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year newer
$584

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and S9500

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (22x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (110×60×31 mm) vs compact (90×57×26 mm)), is thicker (1.2" vs 1.1"), is slightly more expensive ($417.39 vs $159.99), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the S9500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Olympus FE-310

Olympus FE-310
5 years older
$160

Significant advantages of the FE-310 (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FE-310 (vs the S9500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the FE-310 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
2 years older
$231

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.2"
  • Lighter: 149 g vs 205 g

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the S9500)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the A3300 IS and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Ricoh CX1

Ricoh CX1
4 years older
$261

Significant advantages of the CX1 (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the CX1 (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the CX1 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
7 years older

Significant advantages of the SD700 IS (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (90×57×26 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Thinner: 1" vs 1.2"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD700 IS (vs the S9500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the SD700 IS and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.2"

Samsung Digimax V40

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the V40 (vs the S9500)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the V40 (vs the S9500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the V40 and S9500

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (22x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 118k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (compact (110×60×31 mm) vs ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)), is thicker (1.2" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (205 g vs 135 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD770 IS (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD770 IS (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD770 IS and S9500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD200

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8 years older
$453

Significant advantages of the SD200 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD200 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD200 and S9500

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (110×60×31 mm) vs prosumer size (114×83×99 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
3 years older
$489

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)

common strengths of the P100 and S9500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
5 months older
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the S9500)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SX500 IS and S9500

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (110×60×31 mm)
  • Very light: 341 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.2"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012).

However, on average it has a significantly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 300 shots) and is slightly more expensive ($417.39 vs $197.59).

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR
6 months older

Significant advantages of the F800EXR (vs the S9500)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F800EXR (vs the S9500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the F800EXR and S9500

  • Light weight: 208 g vs 205 g

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
1 year older
$198

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the S9500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the S9500)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the SZ-14 and S9500

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens