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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
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 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

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

        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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $217

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        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 S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $350

        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

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

        Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Size Much larger

        Olympus D-370 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Much larger
        Sony SLT-A65

        Sony SLT A65

        Entry-level DSLR

        $798 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Much heavier
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        Canon PowerShot SD20

        Ultra compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

        Entry-level DSLR

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $2,999 - $3,160 body only

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

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