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

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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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
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 Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots
 
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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
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
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
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              18x
              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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S9300:1.2"
              S9100:1.4"
              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

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $374

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $600

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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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.