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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
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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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 Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $115.00 vs $224.00
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              L610:1080p
              S9300:1080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L610:120 shots
              S9300:200 shots

              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 SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $136 - $177

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

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $184

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $219

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $374

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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