Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P300

Canon Powershot S100
Nikon Coolpix P300

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
189 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 103×58×32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.6 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$329.99 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P300

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the P300's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
189 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Nikon P300.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
S100f/2
P300f/1.8
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
S1001080p @ 24fps
P3001080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
S100240 fps
P300120 fps
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
S100
  1. Lens
P300
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
3.0 cm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S1005x
P3004.2x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
S10099×60×28 mm
P300103×58×32 mm
Weight Light weight Help
S100198 g
P300189 g
Thickness Thin Help
S1001.1"
P3001.3"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S10015s
P3008s
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100200 shots
P300240 shots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
P3003,200 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S1001/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
P3001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$399

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$206

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$180

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$237

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$974

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$406

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$382

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life

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