Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom 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 1 f-stop better
Thickness Slightly 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
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)
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Size Slightly smaller 105x58x33 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
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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
              DMC-ZS10:16x
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300:215 g
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S9300:1.2"
              DMC-ZS10:1.3"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S9300:109x62x31 mm
              DMC-ZS10:105x58x33 mm

              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 DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              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 S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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