Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ30

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the TZ30's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 220 fps vs 120 fps
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More than 80% higher fps
Battery life Longer battery life 260 shots vs 200 shots
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30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 206 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        S9300:18x
        TZ30:20x
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        S9300:215 g
        TZ30:206 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        S9300:200 shots
        TZ30:260 shots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Panasonic Lumix TZ40

        Travel zoom

        $245

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $200

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $210

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $247 - $265

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

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        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
        GPS No built-in GPS
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Travel zoom

        $204

        GPS No built-in GPS

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Panasonic Lumix TZ35

        Travel zoom

        $192

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $473 - $535

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Travel zoom

        $398 - $448

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Panasonic Lumix ZS19

        Travel zoom

        $176 - $220

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Travel zoom

        $376 - $441

        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom

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        Claudio (4:31 PM, April 09, 2012)
        Más que comentario una pregunta: el sensor de ambas es MOS, pues bien ¿es alguno de los dos retroiluminado?