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

Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Olympus D-370

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus D-370

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

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
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
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 1x
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324x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.9 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
109x62x31 mm vs 123x65x45 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S9300:4 cm
              D-370:25 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S9300:3,200 ISO
              D-370:400 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S9300:f/3.5
              D-370:f/4.0

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              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

              $222 - $300

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Olympus D-370 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 body only

              $4,887 - $4,889 with 24-70mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony NEX-7n

              Sony NEX-7n

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $475 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10

              Compact

              $185

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $974 - $1,000 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

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