Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Canon Powershot S100
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

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.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$439

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$2,192

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$261

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

GPS Has a GPS
Sensor size Larger sensor
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Travel zoom

Zoom More zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$328

Sensor size Larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
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Nikon Coolpix P310
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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.