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

Samsung WB850F

Winner
Samsung WB850F

75

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

71

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

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

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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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
Lowest price Cheaper $235.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $163 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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)
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 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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              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

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $259

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $202

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $500

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $320 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $339

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $295 - $429

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $83 - $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $448 - $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

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              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Samsung WB850F

              discussion

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