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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differences

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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $229.99 vs $275.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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)
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 220 fps vs 120 fps
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More than 80% higher fps
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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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
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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.

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $192

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368 - $450

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $217

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Panasonic Lumix ZS19

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $398 - $400

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

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              discussion

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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?