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Nikon Coolpix L610

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L610

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Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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)
Lowest price Cheaper $154.00 vs $275.25
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (more than 40% 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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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
Size Slightly smaller 109x62x31 mm vs 108x69x34 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 215 g vs 240 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L610:120 shots
              S9300:200 shots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              L610:f/3.3
              S9300:f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $220

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $305

              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly higher boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly higher boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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 - $248

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $195

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $269 - $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $244 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $284

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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