It seems from the photo that COOLPIX S9500 has a 22x optical zoom, and range is between 25-550mm, not 25x 22 – 550 mm as shown in your comparison table. But I'd prefer a compact that starts at 22mm instead.
photo nuts: The review is excellent.
But an overall 75% rating is kinda high and seems a little out of sync with older ratings in DPReview, especially since its jpeg image quality leaves much to be desired. What do others think?
Agree the score is a little out of sync. It maybe desirable to set limiting factors on the overall score if image quality is not outstanding. In his Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Review, Jeff says "For those who were considering the DMC-ZS20 but were turned off by its image quality, I think the ZS15 is well worth sacrificing the 20X zoom, GPS, and 1080/60p movies for.".