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

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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 Significantly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $224.00 vs $345.99
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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 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
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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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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S9300:200 shots
              DSC-WX150:240 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $291

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $219

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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