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Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Thin
Thickness
1.2"
Light-weight
Weight
215 g
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Size
Really small
Compact (105×58×33 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

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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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$239.00 vs $388.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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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
Wide angle
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-ZS10's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Size
Slightly smaller
105×58×33 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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Almost the same
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S9300120 fps
              DMC-ZS10220 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300215 g
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S93003,200 ISO
              DMC-ZS101,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              S9300109×62×31 mm
              DMC-ZS10105×58×33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $276

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $252

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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