Updated (February 2012): Compare the Olympus SZ-10 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Olympus SZ10

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

61

Olympus SZ-10

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

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
1.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
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
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
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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
9.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 10.5x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              SZ104s
              S91001s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              SZ101,600 ISO
              S91003,200 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
              1. Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $189

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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