Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9700 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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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 S9300

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Zoom More zoom 22x vs 18x
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Around 50% more zoom
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S9500's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 205 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $196.95 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $23 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S9500:22x
              S9300:18x
              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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9500:205 g
              S9300:215 g
              Size Large Help
              S9500:110x60x31 mm
              S9300:109x62x31 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S9500:f/3.4
              S9300:f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9500:230 shots
              S9300:200 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $194

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

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