• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9300 advantages over Panasonic ZS50

  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic ZS50 advantages over Nikon S9300

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 450 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F660EXR

Nikon S9300
Fujifilm F660EXR
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $131
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS50
Fujifilm F660EXR
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $131
  • 1/2 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Nikon S9300
Panasonic ZS20
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More dots on screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Panasonic ZS50
Panasonic ZS20
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon L610

Nikon S9300
Nikon L610
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic ZS50
Nikon L610
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Nikon S9300
Canon SX280 HS
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More dots on screen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX280 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Nikon S9300
Canon SX700 HS
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
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