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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 33 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 4x
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Around 30.5x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7.5 fps vs 1 fps
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7.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-S950

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Size
Significantly smaller
93×56×24 mm vs 110×60×31 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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More than 20% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-S950's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
167 g vs 205 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              S95001.2"
              DSC-S9500.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              S95001/1500s
              DSC-S9501/1600s
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S95004s
              DSC-S9502s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S95001,600 ISO
              DSC-S9503,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S95007.5 fps
              DSC-S9501 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S9500614k dots
              DSC-S950230k dots

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 Nikon Coolpix S9500

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              Nikon Coolpix S9500
              Coolpix S9500
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              Cyber-shot DSC-S950
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