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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

Zoom
Great zoom
22x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 110x60x31 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 9.6 fps vs 7.5 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 198 g vs 205 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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Zoom Much more zoom 22x vs 5x
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Around 19.5x more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $175.00 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              S100:198 g
              S9500:205 g

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $245

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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