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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

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Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

     

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
189 g
 

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" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
250 ms vs 430 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
True resolution
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 103x58x32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
9.6 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$229.00 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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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
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1500 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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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
S100:f/2.0
P300:f/1.8
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
S100:Lens
P300:Lens, Sensor shift
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
P300:4.2x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
P300:103x58x32 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100:198 g
P300:189 g
Thickness Very thin Help
S100:1.1"
P300:1.3"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
S100:$229.00
P300:$350.00
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S100:15s
P300:8s
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S100:12,800 ISO
P300:None
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100:200 shots
P300:240 shots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S100:6,400 ISO
P300:3,200 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S100:12 MP
P300:9.7 MP
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
P300:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$170 - $190

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

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

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$270

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
3D Captures 3D images
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Significantly larger

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$610

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$347

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

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

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Canon Powershot S100
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