Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S800c vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Nikon Coolpix S800c

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9500

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Nikon Coolpix S800c

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S800c

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S800c

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
820k dots vs 614k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S800c's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
111x60x27 mm vs 110x60x31 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S800c's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Lighter
184 g vs 205 g
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More than 10% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 7.5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.99 vs $223.72
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The best price we've seen is $74 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
22x vs 10x
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Around 5x more zoom
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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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 compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S800c3,200 ISO
              S95001,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $273

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S800c Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $399

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $298

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $217 - $248

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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