Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus SZ-11 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Olympus SZ10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

59

Olympus SZ-10

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$166.06 vs $259.03
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 10.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Slightly lighter
214 g vs 235 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SZ10:1,600 ISO
              S9100:3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172 - $180

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $330

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SZ-11

              Olympus SZ-11

              Digicam

              $175

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $228

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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