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
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $229.99 vs $275.25
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              18x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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 S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $177

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $265

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $206

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

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

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              discussion

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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.