Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix P500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P500

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Zoom More zoom 36x vs 18x
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4x more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Size Significantly smaller 105x62x35 mm vs 116x84x103 mm
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4.4x smaller
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness Much thinner 1.4" vs 4.1"
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2.9x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 214 g vs 481 g
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2.2x lighter
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $264.50 vs $328.00
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              P500:920k dots
              S9100:921k dots
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $308

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $627 - $667

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $420

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315 - $405

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $230

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $280

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              discussion

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