Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Samsung WB150F vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
188 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Size Significantly smaller 106x59x23 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the WB150F's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 1.4"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 188 g vs 214 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 16s vs 1s
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16x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $150.48 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $280

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $225

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $265

              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

              $275

              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

              $250

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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

              appearance

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