Nikon S9100 Test
Nikon S9500 Test
For this comparison I shot several bursts with each
camera at best resolution and maximum zoom. 12 -vs- 18 mp and 450 -vs-
550 mm zoom (effective
focal length). I selected the best shot for
each camera and re-sized the S9500 image, so the door
would be the same size at 100 percent view as the S9100 image.
Following the resize, I
cropped each image to what's seen here. With
a maximum zoom ratio of 11 to 9, the S9500 has 50
percent more pixel coverage (11/9 * 11/9) in any particular part of the
image (example: the door
handle or lock), where the remainder of the
difference would be in an improved sensor or image
processor, less so the megapixels difference. Update 19 April
2013: Added Canon SX280 test image.
Nikon S9500 ISO 125, 1 second
Nikon S9500 ISO 400, 1 second
For this comparison I used a tripod and the 10-second timer. I set the
camera to a fixed ISO of 125 for the first image and ISO 400 for the
second image. Focal length was ~35mm equivalent.
The camera didn't fully compensate for the increased ISO for the second
shot and so the image is slightly brighter. What's interesting is the
quality of the ISO 400 image. I didn't get nearly this
good a result with the Panasonic LX7 - ostensibly a much better camera.
Egret, marsh, cropped from
Parking lot, cropped from
Flowers in outdoor
flowerpot. Sparrow cropped
from 4896 Egret, cloudy sky,
4896 x 3672 to 2448 x 1836
4896 x 3672 to 4800 x 2100
Cropped to 4400 x 3208 and
to 1600 wide and resized to
ISO 125, cropped from
550mm zoom (effectively 1100
~50mm zoom (car was approx.
resized to 3072 x 2240. Macro
900 wide. Total effective zoom
wide to 3600 wide and resized
mm with crop).
165 ft. distant.
focus from ~8 inch distance.
with crop is 1683 mm.