General

Canon Powershot S100 Nikon Coolpix L20
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$398.99 $179.95
Announced
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September 2011 February 2009

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CCD
Sensor size
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1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
Megapixels
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12 MP 10 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO None

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12 MP 9.8 MP
Native resolution
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4000 × 3000 3648 × 2736
Pixel size
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3.4 µm² 2.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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461k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No

Lens

Zoom
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5x 3.6x
Wide angle
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24 mm 38 mm
Telephoto
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120 mm 136 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2 f/3.1
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.9 f/6.7
Macro focus
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3.0 cm 5.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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99×60×28 mm 61×97×29 mm
Depth
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1.1" 1.1"
Weight
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198 g 135 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None None

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps 480p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes No
High-speed framerate
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240 fps None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Unknown
Continuous focus
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Unknown n/a
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 240fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 480p @ 120fps
  5. 720p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps
  1. 480p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
None
Supports RAW
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Yes No
GPS
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Yes No

Performance

Startup delay
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2400 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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250 ms Unknown
Battery life
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200 shots Unknown
Continuous shooting
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9.6 fps Unknown

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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9 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s Unknown
Min
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15s Unknown

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes No
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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50.0 Unknown
Color depth
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20.7 bits Unknown
Dynamic range
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11.6 EV Unknown
Low light performance
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153 ISO Unknown
Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
Canon

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Nikon Coolpix L20
Coolpix L20
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