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

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

67

vs

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

57

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 109x62x31 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Size
Really small
Compact 105x58x33 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

Report a correction
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 16x
Help
Around 30% more zoom
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Lowest price
Cheaper
$265.52 vs $435.70
Help
The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
Help
Around 10% thinner
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Learn more about
the Nikon S9300

Advantages of the Panasonic ZS15

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

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Nikon Coolpix S9300 67
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        57 Panasonic Lumix ZS15 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S9300:18x
              ZS15:16x
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300:215 g
              ZS15:208 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S9300:109x62x31 mm
              ZS15:105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $310

              GPS Has a GPS
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

              appearance

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

              discussion

              Nikon Coolpix S9300
              Coolpix S9300
              Nikon

              Report a correction
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
              Lumix ZS15
              Panasonic

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments