Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x22 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
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
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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Size Significantly smaller 95x56x22 mm vs 109x62x31 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 2 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)
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 215 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6.9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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.

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300:200 shots
              DSC-WX150:240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              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 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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $328

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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