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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus D-370

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 25.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 6.2x closer to the lens
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
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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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 1x
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324x more zoom
Size
Smaller
109×62×31 mm vs 123×65×45 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 6 f-stops better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm
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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
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S93004.0 cm
              D-37025.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              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 S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              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

              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $438

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

              Olympus D-370 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Epson R-D1x

              Epson R-D1x

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $208 - $349

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 body only

              $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

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