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

Samsung WB850F

Winner
Samsung WB850F

71

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

68

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Compact 109x61x24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
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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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.00 vs $275.25
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 10% 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
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S9300:4 cm
              WB850F:5 cm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              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 S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              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

              $240

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $265

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Samsung WB850F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB800F

              Samsung WB800F

              Travel zoom

              $230

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              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
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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