Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony DSC-W800

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (25x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
6s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (6s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an internal memory of 473MB, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 29MB internal memory digital camera (444MB smaller).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a screen size of 3", however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Significantly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (690,600 pixels lower).
HDMI port Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an HDMI port, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are marginally better
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user review score of 89% based on 48 reviews, but the Sony DSC-W800 has an average rating of 86% (based on 498 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

17% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 3.24MP more than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (20MP).
90% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (40x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (100).
Better selling
The Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 104 by number of sales, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ranks No. 52354.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.24MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MP, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 20MP digital camera (3.24MP more).
Nine times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera (36x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 larger than the Sony DSC-W800 (3.2).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
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Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 ranks No. 52354 by sales volume, but the Sony DSC-W800 ranks No. 104.
10 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (5x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3,200).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 2s. That's 6s shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (2s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

444MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 444MB smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (29MB).
Smaller screen size Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 2.7" screen. That's 0.3" smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

690,600 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 690,600 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (230,400 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI port, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by one year
The Sony DSC-W800 is one year older than the Nikon Coolpix S9900.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 89% (based on 48 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP 20MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.4
Minimum Aperture
3.7 3.2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
750mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 135 4.6 - 23
Extra / Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.5 0.6 - 1.76
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 0.4 - 3.5
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
473MB
BEST
29MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,10 12,60
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 109g
Height
66mm 55.5mm
Depth
39.5mm 20.8mm
Width
112mm 96.8mm
Weight Including Battery
289g 125g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL12 NP-BN
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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