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

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

68

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

59

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1600s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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Size
Significantly 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
              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
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300200 shots
              DSC-WX150240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $282

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $251

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $224

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $228

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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