Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Olympus D-370

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Olympus D-370

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus D-370

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 25 cm
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Focus on subjects 6.2x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 1.2 MP
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Capture around 8x more detail in your photos
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/4.0
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At its widest zoom, the S9300's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.9 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The S9300's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3.2" 4.5x3.4mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 1x
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324x more zoom
Size
Smaller
109x62x31 mm vs 123x65x45 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus D-370

Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight
Slightly lighter
190 g vs 215 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S93004 cm
              D-37025 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S93003,200 ISO
              D-370400 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S9300f/3.5
              D-370f/4.0

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $112 - $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Olympus D-370 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $899 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
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              Canon PowerShot SD20

              Ultra compact

              $399

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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