Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 109x62x31 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $229.99 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.5 fps vs 6.9 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              18x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S9300:4s
              S9100:1s
              Weight Heavy Help
              S9300:215 g
              S9100:214 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S9300:109x62x31 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
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              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $217

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P80

              Nikon Coolpix P80

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $356

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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              namcor (8:50 PM, July 23, 2012)
              If you think that 16MP is much better than 12MP and if you can not live without a GPS along to have money to throw, then buy the S9300. I am phenomenally happy with my s9100!
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:34 PM, March 06, 2012)
              Thanks for letting us know, we will fix that up soon.
               
              Ms_alafair (5:24 PM, March 06, 2012)
              My S9100 does indeed shoot HDR....use it all the time.