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

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
250 ms vs 430 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
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
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
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
$243.99 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $106 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:Sensor shift, Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
S100:250 ms
P300:430 ms
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 Thin Help
S100:1.1"
P300:1.3"
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S100:12,800 ISO
P300:None
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100:200 shots
P300:240 shots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

$179 - $249

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $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

$593

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$168 - $293

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$195 - $246

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$146

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$70

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$300 - $350

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$270 - $360

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$664

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 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
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger

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