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Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Nikon Coolpix L610

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix L610

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L610. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L610

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L610's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$104.99 vs $262.89
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The best price we've seen is $158 cheaper (2.5x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life
Longer battery life
200 shots vs 120 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
Weight
Slightly lighter
215 g vs 240 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L610120 shots
              S9300200 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L6101,600 ISO
              S93003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $387

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $276

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $395

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS No built-in GPS

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