Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 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 speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
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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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
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)
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
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 significantly 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
              Weight Light weight Help
              S9300215 g
              D-370190 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S93004s
              D-3701/2s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S93003,200 ISO
              D-370400 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S93004.0 cm
              D-37025.0 cm
              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 S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $452

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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 S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Olympus D-370 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
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              Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Pentax Optio E60

              Pentax Optio E60

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 body only

              $481 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

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