Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 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

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

Items often bought with the Canon S100 or Nikon P310

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
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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
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 103×58×32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.6 fps vs 6 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$260.00 vs $368.99
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 30% 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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Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
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
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
S1001080p @ 24fps
P3101080p @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
S100200 shots
P310230 shots
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"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
S100$260.00
P310$368.99
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
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 Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
P3103,200 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S10012 MP
P3109.7 MP
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

$260

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$400

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$312

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$898 - $948

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly 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.