Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
Sony DSC-WX500

Top Prices

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eBay
In stock, only 2 left!
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Walmart
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Amazon US
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In stock

Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Cheaper by $99
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 costs $249.00, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is $348.00.
Four more awards
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has 5 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony DSC-WX500 has 1 award.
A bit better expert reviews
Based on 16 reviews, the average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 78%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 77% (based on 11 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 48 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 89%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 83% (based on 46 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (2.2MP lower). 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.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3.5).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 takes 400 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300 shots 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.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
14% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 2.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX500 (18.2MPMP). 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.

0.2 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum aperture of 3.7, but the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-WX500 (80).
Only 300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 only takes 400 shots 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.

Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only stocked by 3 retailers, however the Sony DSC-WX500 is stocked by 6 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by two months
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is two months older than the Sony DSC-WX500.
4 Reasons Against
$99 more expensive
The Sony DSC-WX500 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 by $99.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-WX500 has received 1 award, the Nikon Coolpix S9900 has received 5 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 78% (based on 16 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-WX500 is 83%, 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
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 21 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
120x
Maximum Aperture
6.4 6.4
Minimum Aperture
3.7 3.5
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 4.1 - 123
Extra / Smart Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

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
 100
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 800
 12800
 64
 100
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
30s
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 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
98% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
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
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 209g
Height
66mm 58.1mm
Depth
39.5mm 35.5mm
Width
112mm 101.6mm
Weight Including Battery
289g 236g
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.33h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
2.3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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