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

Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

51

Nikon Coolpix S6300

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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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

Size
Really small
Compact 94x58x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
160 g
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6300:230 shots
              S9300:200 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6300:10 cm
              S9300:4 cm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $220

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $91

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $161

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

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