Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

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)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
109×62×31 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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3.3x smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $187

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $452

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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