Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB850F vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Samsung WB850F

74

Nikon Coolpix S9300

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Compact (110×62×25 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Weight
Light-weight
215 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen size
Large screen
3"

Items often bought with the Samsung WB850F or Nikon S9300

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
200 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$243.99 vs $484.29
Help
The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Lighter
215 g vs 232 g
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Around 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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)
Size
Smaller
110×62×25 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom
More zoom
21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              S9300120 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S930018x
              WB850F21x
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300200 shots
              WB850F180 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $452

              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

              $280

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Zoom Significantly 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
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

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