Summary: I wanted a small camera that I could easily carry in a pocket but still get reasonable quality images. This camera does what I wanted it to do and seems to do it well. I've gotten spoiled by my D200 and Nikon V1 as to what they will do but neither is a pocket camera and this one can be along with me as easily as my cell phone and it takes much better photos than my cell phone does. I like the wide range of the zoom lens and the sensitivity of the sensor.
Summary: this camera was a replacement for a 1 1/2 y.o. Lumix DMC-SZ1 with 10x optical zoom and 14 mp. the lumix developed dark spots on the sensor that showed up on bright images so it was retired. as a comparison, the nikon is a bit thicker but about the same length and width which is nice for a pocket camera. the display is good and controls are simple and easy to use.
Summary: This camera is very similar to the Fuji F770 except for the GPS which is on the S9300. The thing I like is the dynamic range of the pictures. I don't like the flash that pops up in some modes any time in low light. I harder to handle than the Fuji and the mode selector is so easy to change that it changes just with a nudge of your finger. Like I was at the cemetery doing findagrave stuff and I had changed the mode from auto to soft mode.
Summary: Got the 9200 for a friend, testing out right now so I can teach him how to use it. Took a few pictures while I'm at it, works fine. Pros: -price at $123.45 is darn cheap for a Nikon. -size pretty small to think it can do 18x zoom. -Screen very sharp. -Speed Fast shutter speed. Cons: -Charger is weird can only charge with the Nikon charger and not with other USB chargers.
Summary: First things first !!! The two best things I liked about this camera are whopping 18X optical zoom and the 1080p HD movies it shoots. Being a hobbyist photographer, I myself own a Nikon D7000 with a couple of lenses which I use every time I try my hands on photography. Wanted to buy an easy to use point-and-shoot for a friend. Being a Nikon fan for life, my work on selecting the manufacturer was cut short.
Summary: I chose this rating because there was one little feature i didn't quite like. Even though the camera is densely feature rich what with the in-camera effects for post shooting and during shooting options, the reason i bought this camera was to record my school's talent show, and Graduation ceremony, not just for those two of course but for everyday shooting as well.
Summary: My brother just got me this camera and so far i think is very good, practical, slim, easy menus, and the pictures are great! Im not a professional, so the camera i normally use has to make most of the effort for me in taking good pictures of my daily life. love the panoramics, and the macropictures! the zoom is awseome!