Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Really small
Size
Compact (110×60×31 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Many focus points
Focus points
99
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact (109×62×31 mm)

Items often bought with the S9500 or S9300

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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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Zoom
More zoom
22x vs 18x
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Around 50% more zoom
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 4.0 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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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
110×60×31 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7.5 fps vs 6.9 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Slightly lighter
205 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
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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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S9500240 fps
              S9300120 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S950022x
              S930018x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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 Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S95001,600 ISO
              S93003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9500230 shots
              S9300200 shots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $277

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              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
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $451

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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