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

Nikon Coolpix S9500

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Nikon Coolpix S9500

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Nikon Coolpix S800c

66

Nikon Coolpix S800c

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 110x60x31 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S800c

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Compact 111x60x27 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
$159.99 vs $220.88
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (around 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
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
Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
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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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              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 - $383

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

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

              Nikon Coolpix S800c Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $314

              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 Slightly larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $830

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

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

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