Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

65

Nikon Coolpix S6300

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Really small
Size
Compact 109x62x31 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Size
Significantly smaller
94x58x26 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S6300's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
160 g vs 215 g
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Around 30% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300230 shots
              S9300200 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $160

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $220

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $219 - $227

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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