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

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9500

73

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Nikon Coolpix S800c

67

Nikon Coolpix S800c

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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"
Size
Really small
Compact 111x60x27 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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
Cheaper
$160.00 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
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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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
              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

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $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
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              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

              $130 - $217

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $220

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S800c Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $448

              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

              $299 - $347

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              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

              $222 - $300

              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

              $237 - $360

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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