Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB850F

Winner
Samsung WB850F

71

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

67

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
200 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 232 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
Zoom
More zoom
21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
109x61x24 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S9300:18x
              WB850F:21x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              WB850F:232 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300:200 shots
              WB850F:180 shots

              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $155

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $248

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $157

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $240 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $235

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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