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 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P300.

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
Help
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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$218.00 vs $350.00
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (around 40% 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
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)
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1500 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 40% less delay when turning on
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/2.0
P300f/1.8
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
S1001080p @ 24fps
P3001080p @ 30fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
S100240 fps
P300120 fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
S100Lens
P300Lens, Sensor shift
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
S1009.6 fps
P3008 fps
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
S100250 ms
P300430 ms
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 Very small Help
S10099x60x28 mm
P300103x58x32 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100198 g
P300189 g
Thickness Thin Help
S1001.1"
P3001.3"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S10015s
P3008s
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S10012,800 ISO
P300None
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100200 shots
P300240 shots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
P3003,200 ISO
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
P3001/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399 - $449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$445

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
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 S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$272

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

Pro digicam

$190

3D Captures 3D images
Focus points Has much more focus points
Thickness Is thicker
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$310

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$200

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$209 - $235

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$325

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Much larger
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$380

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Compact

$114

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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