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
Size
Really small
Compact 110x60x31 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

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
Size
Really small
Compact 111x60x27 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S800c

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Screen size Much 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 $144.99 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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Zoom Much more zoom 22x vs 10x
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Around 5x more zoom
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
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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              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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S800c:820k dots
              S9500:614k dots
              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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              S800c:111x60x27 mm
              S9500:110x60x31 mm

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $213

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S800c Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $448

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $625

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327 - $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

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