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

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

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
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

              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
              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

              $350

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              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 D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $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

              $300

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger

              Olympus D-370 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS 1D X

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Pro DSLR

              $6,799 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $4,210 with 28-300mm lens

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

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