• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 550.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9500 advantages over Canon 190 IS

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    550 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 230 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
    7.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 190 IS advantages over Nikon S9500

  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 30 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    138g vs 205g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 Pentax RZ18

Nikon S9500
Pentax RZ18
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Canon 190 IS
Pentax RZ18
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $210
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS30
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 190 IS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon 190 IS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 150 IS

Nikon S9500
Canon 150 IS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
Canon 190 IS
Canon 150 IS
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 180

Nikon S9500
Canon 180
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $154
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Canon 190 IS
Canon 180
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $154
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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