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Advantages of the Canon IXUS 160

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Size
Much smaller
95×54×22 mm vs 104×60×30 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the IXUS 160's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
127 g vs 209 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 12.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              IXUS 16095×54×22 mm
              S8100104×60×30 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              IXUS 1600.9"
              S81001.2"
              Weight Light weight Help
              IXUS 160127 g
              S8100209 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              IXUS 1601,600 ISO
              S81003,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              IXUS 16028 mm
              S810030 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              IXUS 1608x
              S810010x

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              IXUS 16015s
              S81004s
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              IXUS 1601/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              S81001/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              IXUS 1609.7 MP
              S81009.8 MP

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