Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Canon Powershot N Facebook ready vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9500

73

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Canon PowerShot N

55

Canon PowerShot N

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/3.0
Size
Really small
Compact 78x60x29 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot N

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
78x60x29 mm vs 110x60x31 mm
Help
More than 30% smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.4
Help
At its widest zoom, the PowerShot N's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The PowerShot N's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
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
Help
Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$129.99 vs $220.88
Help
The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7.5 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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 Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              PowerShot N:1s
              S9500:4s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              PowerShot N:200 shots
              S9500:230 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Thickness Is thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot N100

              Canon PowerShot N100

              Pro digicam

              $349 - $352

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $398 - $550 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2

              Compact

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $170 - $228

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Size Larger
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $216

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $360

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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