Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

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Panasonic Lumix 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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 16x
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Around 30% more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the ZS15's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 105x58x33 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Weight Slightly lighter 208 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        S9300:18x
        ZS15:16x
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        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
        ZS15:208 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S9300:1.2"
        ZS15:1.3"
        Size Large Help
        S9300:109x62x31 mm
        ZS15:105x58x33 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        Size Is slightly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        Size Is slightly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        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
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $184 - $300

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $114 - $169

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $175

        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

        $219

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Battery life Longer battery life
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Nikon Coolpix S9400

        Travel zoom

        $325

        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

        $291

        GPS No built-in GPS
        Lowest price More expensive

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $499

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

        Travel zoom

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

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