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

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Nikon Coolpix S800c

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S800c

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
820k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S800c

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
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 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
Weight Lighter 184 g vs 205 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.95 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 10% 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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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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 compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $365

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S800c Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $369

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Travel zoom

              $140

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $328

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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