General

Canon Powershot S100 Nikon Coolpix P300
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$439.99 $379.99
Announced
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September 2011 February 2011

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
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1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
Megapixels
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12 MP 12 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO None

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4000 × 3000 4000 × 3000
Pixel size
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3.4 µm² 2.3 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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461k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No

Lens

Zoom
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5x 4.2x
Wide angle
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24 mm 24 mm
Telephoto
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120 mm 100 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2 f/1.8
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.9 f/4.9
Macro focus
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3.0 cm 3.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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99×60×28 mm 103×58×32 mm
Depth
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1.1" 1.3"
Weight
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198 g 189 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None None

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes No
High-speed framerate
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240 fps 120 fps
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 240fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 480p @ 120fps
  5. 720p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 120fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 60fps
  6. 1080p @ 15fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No Yes
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes No
GPS
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Yes No

Performance

Startup delay
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2400 ms 1500 ms
Shutter lag
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250 ms 430 ms
Battery life
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200 shots 240 shots
Continuous shooting
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9.6 fps 8 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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9 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s 1/2000s
Min
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15s 8s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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50.0 Unknown
Color depth
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20.7 bits Unknown
Dynamic range
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11.6 EV Unknown
Low light performance
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153 ISO Unknown
Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
Canon

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Nikon Coolpix P300
Coolpix P300
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