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

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

70

Nikon Coolpix S9100

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (109×62×31 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
Weight
Light-weight
214 g
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
109×62×31 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
Significantly 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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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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              18x
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S9300120 fps
              S9100240 fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              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
              S93004s
              S91001s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              4.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S9300109×62×31 mm
              S9100105×62×35 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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $294

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly 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

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              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.