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

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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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)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Lowest price Cheaper $89.99 vs $219.00
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The best price we've seen is $129 cheaper (2.4x less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 16s vs 1s
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16x longer exposures
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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
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              18x
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $184 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $129

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $150

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung DV300F

              Samsung DV300F

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $79 - $129

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              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

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              appearance

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              discussion

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