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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 114×77×45 mm
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2.4x smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$197.00 vs $750.00
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The best price we've seen is $553 cheaper (3.8x less)
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 395 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Much longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              S100f/2
              P7100f/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1006,400 ISO
              P71003,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              P71001.3 fps

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S10012 MP
              P710010 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

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