Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9700 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9500

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

54

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Size
Really small
Compact 96x55x25 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
22x vs 20x
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More than 20% more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$220.88 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $228 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Size
Significantly smaller
96x55x25 mm vs 110x60x31 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX300's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-WX300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
166 g vs 205 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S9500:22x
              DSC-WX300:20x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S9500:f/3.4
              DSC-WX300:f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $248

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $360

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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