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

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

67

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

58

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

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

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$265.52 vs $407.79
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The best price we've seen is $142 cheaper (more than 30% 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
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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $148

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $248

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $227

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $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

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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