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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Samsung WB150F

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (107×60×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
16 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Samsung WB150F.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB150F

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Size
Significantly smaller
107×60×23 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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)
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
Cheaper
$189.90 vs $261.51
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (around 30% 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
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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              18x
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              WB150F5.0 cm
              S91004.0 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

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Samsung WB150F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $154

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

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung ST200F

              Samsung ST200F

              Digicam

              $284

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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