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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 4 cm vs 25 cm
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Focus on subjects 6.2x closer to the lens
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
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
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 1x
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324x more zoom
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
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
Size Smaller 109x62x31 mm vs 123x65x45 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.8"
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More than 30% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1/2s
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8x longer exposures
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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 Common Weaknesses

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        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        S9300:f/3.5
        D-370:f/4.0

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $175

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Travel zoom

        $325

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Travel zoom

        $291

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Lowest price More expensive
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $219

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

        Olympus D-370 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT-A65

        Sony SLT A65

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $698 body only

        $598 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Pentax Optio SV

        Pentax Optio SV

        Compact

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SD30

        Canon PowerShot SD30

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
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        Canon PowerShot SD20

        Ultra compact

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

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