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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Canon Powershot S100
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.

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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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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
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
99×60×28 mm vs 103×58×32 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 2 f-stops 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$319.00 vs $398.14
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
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
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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
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
S100f/2
P310f/1.8
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
S1001080p @ 24fps
P3101080p @ 30fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
S100$319.00
P310$398.14
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100200 shots
P310230 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S1005x
P3104.2x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
S10099×60×28 mm
P310103×58×32 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100198 g
P310194 g
Thickness Thin Help
S1001.1"
P3101.3"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S10015s
P3104s
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
P3103,200 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S1001/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
P3101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$350 - $448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$244

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$200

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$470

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$334

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$425

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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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.