Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Nikon Coolpix P330

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 6 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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 P310's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $268.00 vs $327.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 20% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
S100:f/2.0
P310:f/1.8
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
P310:4.2x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
P310:103x58x32 mm
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100:198 g
P310:194 g
Thickness Thin Help
S100:1.1"
P310:1.3"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S100:15s
P310:4s
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100:200 shots
P310:230 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
P310:3,200 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
P310:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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competitors

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$210 - $249

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $498

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

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$330

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$257

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$338 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$442 - $450

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$232 - $290

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$329

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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Avatar for Ricardo Consonni Ricardo Consonni (6:55 PM, September 24, 2012)
I bought the p300 for $210, just as the P310 was coming out. Could not be happier. I love Canons - I have 3 of them (SD1000, SX10 and a EOS XSi), but the S100 price so much higher, I decided to take my chances. Maybe the Canon S100 is a superior camera, but there hasn't been any situation where my P300 has let me down. I love it!
 
Fazlihocaoglu (10:58 AM, April 23, 2012)
I was bought p300 still i m using great camera. without light also great. I recommend.