Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.9
Zoom
Great zoom
46x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Size
Really small
Compact 110x60x31 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8500

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Zoom Much more zoom 46x vs 22x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S8500's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8500's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Battery life Much longer battery life 500 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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Size Much smaller 110x60x31 mm vs 123x87x116 mm
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6.1x smaller
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Weight Much lighter 205 g vs 670 g
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3.3x lighter
Thickness Much thinner 1.2" vs 4.6"
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3.7x thinner
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $175.00 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S8500:1080p @ 60fps
              S9500:1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S8500:480 fps
              S9500:240 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $319 - $377

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $201 - $249

              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $352

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8400W

              Fujifilm FinePix S8400W

              Super zoom

              $220

              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $379

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $198 - $229

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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