Updated (February 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

Fujifilm FinePix S8500 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S8500

40

Nikon Coolpix S9500

33

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

Size
Really small
Compact (110×60×31 mm)
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S8500 or Nikon S9500

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8500

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
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)
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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
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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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
Size
Much smaller
110×60×31 mm vs 123×87×116 mm
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6.1x smaller
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 $308.11
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The best price we've seen is $84 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S8500480 fps
              S9500240 fps
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S85008s
              S95004s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $230

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Weight Lighter
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB2200F

              Samsung WB2200F

              Super zoom

              $230 - $349

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $329

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

              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

              $177 - $197

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              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
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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