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
Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus D-370

Weight
Light-weight
190 g
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
Wide angle Much better wide angle 25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
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
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 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
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
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
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 Common Weaknesses

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        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        S9300:f/3.5
        D-370:f/4.0

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

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

        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $247 - $265

        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

        $297

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Travel zoom

        $194

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

        Olympus D-370 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,150 body only

        $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,897 body only

        $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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