As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S9100 is also often compared to ultra compacts, pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S9100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9300 and the Coolpix S8000) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-TX55 and the Cybershot DSC-HX9v)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9100 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (270 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is older (february 2011 vs february 2012).

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S9100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and S9100

  • None found

Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-30MR
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the S9100)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the S9100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SZ-30MR and S9100

  • Inexpensive: $280.00 vs $359.99

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
1 year older
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the S9100)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the S9100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S8000 and S9100

  • Inexpensive: $402.71 vs $359.99

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100
4 months older

Significant advantages of the S8100 (vs the S9100)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8100 (vs the S9100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S8100 and S9100

  • None found

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
1 year newer
$341

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the S9100)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and S9100

  • Inexpensive: $341.19 vs $359.99

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S9100)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the S9100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S6300 and S9100

  • Inexpensive: $319.99 vs $359.99

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 5x), has a slightly longer battery life (270 shots vs 250 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (compact (105×62×35 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the S9100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the S9100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and S9100

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), shoots faster continuously (9.5 fps vs 1.9 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the S9100)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the S9100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
7 months newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the S9100)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the S9100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the S100 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $359.99

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S9100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 235k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S9100 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
5 months older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the S9100)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the S9100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S95 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $315.00 vs $359.99

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
1 year older
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the S9100)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the S9100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S90 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
3 years older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the S9100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G9 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (105×62×35 mm) vs professional size (116×84×103 mm)), shoots faster continuously (9.5 fps vs 0.7 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.4" vs 3.9").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), is older (february 2011 vs february 2012), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
similar age
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the S9100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the S9100)

  • Larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the P500 and S9100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 214 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S9100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S9100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)

common strengths of the S4800 and S9100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 214 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year newer
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S9100)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S9100)

  • Larger: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 270 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the P510 and S9100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 214 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 1.4"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
similar age

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the S9100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the S9100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots significantly slower: 0.7 fps vs 9.5 fps
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the L120 and S9100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 214 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.4"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S9100 compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 31 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (270 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (105×62×35 mm) vs compact (100×60×21 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.4" vs 0.8") and is slightly more expensive ($359.99 vs $225.39).

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the S9100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (102×60×18 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the Z1000 EXR and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Samsung NV7 OPS

Samsung NV7 OPS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the NV7 OPS (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (106×62×21 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the NV7 OPS (vs the S9100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the NV7 OPS and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung ST6500

Samsung ST6500
similar age

Significant advantages of the ST6500 (vs the S9100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (102×57×19 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the ST6500 (vs the S9100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ST6500 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Samsung PL200

Samsung PL200
6 months older

Significant advantages of the PL200 (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (100×60×21 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the PL200 (vs the S9100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the PL200 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
1 year older
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the S9100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Compact (105×62×35 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the S9100)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LS75 (vs the S9100)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Thinner: 1.2" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LS75 (vs the S9100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LS75 and S9100

  • Each has a built-in flash