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Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony DSC-W800

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.

Vastly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum aperture number of 64, however the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (57.6 bigger).
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 display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (690,600 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an HDMI, 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Expert reviews are better
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average expert review score of 79% based on 18 reviews, but the Sony DSC-W800 has an average rating of 70% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an average user review score of 90% based on 405 reviews, but the Sony DSC-W800 has an average rating of 85% (based on 453 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a megapixel 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.

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 number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 3.7 minimum aperture. That's 0.5 larger than the Sony DSC-W800 (3.2).
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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.

57.6 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 6.4 maximum aperture. That's 57.6 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (6.4).
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 display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 690,600 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (230,400 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an HDMI. 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 over one year
The Sony DSC-W800 is 22 months older than the Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 79% (based on 18 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 90% (based on 405 reviews).

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP 20MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 40x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
64
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
3.7 3.2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
750mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 135 4.6 - 23
Extra/Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 3.5 0.6 - 1.76
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
98% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 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 Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL12 NP-BN
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

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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