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



Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Around 50% larger sensor
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
More than 10% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 6 fps
60% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $255.00 vs $311.13
The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
Around 2x higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 9
Set focus accurately within the frame
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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
Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Zoom Poor zoom Help

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
P310:103x58x32 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100:198 g
P310:194 g
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
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
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
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S100:12 MP
P310:9.7 MP
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
P310:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm




Shared Competitors



Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249 - $349

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$330 - $449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam


Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam


Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam


Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

Zoom Has much more zoom
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors



Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam


Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam


Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699 - $700

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Significantly larger

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors



Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam


Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam


Supports RAW Shoots RAW
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture


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Canon Powershot S100 Nikon Coolpix P310


Canon Powershot S100
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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.