• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 550.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9500 advantages over Canon SX730 HS

  • Less expensive
    $200 vs $349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Lighter weight
    205g vs 300g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.5 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon SX730 HS advantages over Nikon S9500

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 550 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    18 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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 Sony H90

Nikon S9500
Sony H90
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX730 HS
Sony H90
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS30
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX730 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon SX730 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS70
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon SX730 HS
Panasonic ZS70
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX740 HS

Nikon S9500
Canon SX740 HS
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX730 HS
Canon SX740 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
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