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Nikon Coolpix L610

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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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 $139.00 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (around 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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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 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

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $199

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $237 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $248

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $214

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $350

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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