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

Samsung WB850F vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Samsung WB850F

67

Nikon Coolpix S9300

64

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 109x61x24 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 resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Samsung WB850F.

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
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
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
Aperture
Significantly 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)
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
Zoom
More zoom
21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.99 vs $267.09
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              WB850F1080p @ 60fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              S930018x
              WB850F21x
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S9300120 fps
              WB850F480 fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300215 g
              WB850F232 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300200 shots
              WB850F180 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

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

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $190

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $273

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $399

              Screen size Much larger screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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