Updated (February 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot N vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Canon PowerShot N

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9500

72

Canon PowerShot N

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot N

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3
Size
Really small
Compact (79×60×29 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

Items often bought with the Nikon S9500 or Canon PowerShot N

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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot N

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
79×60×29 mm vs 110×60×31 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.4
Help
At its widest zoom, the PowerShot N's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PowerShot N's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.75 vs $223.72
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
195 g vs 205 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
22x vs 8x
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More than 7.5x more zoom
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
7.5 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              PowerShot N1080p @ 24fps
              S95001080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              PowerShot N1s
              S95004s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              PowerShot N200 shots
              S9500230 shots

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $371 body only

              $275 - $500 with 9-27mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points

              Canon PowerShot N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $200

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot N100

              Canon PowerShot N100

              Pro digicam

              $250 - $349

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $340 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              GPS No built-in GPS

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