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

Fujifilm FinePix S8500 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S8500

40

Nikon Coolpix S9500

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8500

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Focus points
Many focus points
99
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8500

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
46x vs 22x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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)
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8500's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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
110×60×31 mm vs 123×87×116 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
Thickness
Much thinner
1.2" vs 4.6"
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3.7x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
205 g vs 670 g
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3.3x lighter
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$223.72 vs $310.25
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The best price we've seen is $87 cheaper (around 30% 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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S8500480 fps
              S9500240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $247

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300

              Super zoom

              $200

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

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

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $268

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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