Updated (February 2012): Compare the Samsung WB700 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Samsung WB700

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

61

Samsung WB700

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB700

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (99×59×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

Items often bought with the Nikon S9100 or Samsung WB700

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Samsung WB700.
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB700

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Size
Much smaller
99×59×22 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
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More than 40% 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 WB700's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Thickness
Much thinner
0.9" vs 1.4"
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Around 40% thinner
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
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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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 213k dots
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Around 4.5x 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Weight
Lighter
214 g vs 245 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung HZ10W

              Samsung HZ10W

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Samsung WB700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $410

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $77 - $110

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $484

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $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

              $360

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              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
              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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