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

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

58

Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 109x62x31 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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
 

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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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              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 S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $248

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $157

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              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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              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.