Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Size
Really small
Compact (109×62×31 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 18x
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Around 2x more zoom
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
109×62×31 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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3.3x smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.9 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.2" vs 3.3"
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2.7x thinner
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 430 g
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2x lighter
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$263.19 vs $296.99
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L8101,600 ISO
              S93003,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

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