Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

71

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Size
Really small
Super compact (95×56×22 mm)
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g

Items often bought with the Nikon S9300 or Sony DSC-WX150

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$243.99 vs $399.89
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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Size
Much smaller
95×56×22 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-WX150's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-WX150's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Significantly lighter
133 g vs 215 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x 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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S93001080p @ 30fps
              DSC-WX1501080p @ 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300200 shots
              DSC-WX150240 shots

              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 S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              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
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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 S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328 - $394

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $191

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $173

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $202

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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