Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P300

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

48

Nikon Coolpix P7000

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
350 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

Items often bought with the Canon S100 or Nikon P7000

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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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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)
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 39.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
9.6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2400 ms vs 2900 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
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
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 310 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$289.95 vs $375.00
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
210 ms vs 250 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
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
Much 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1002400 ms
              P70002900 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100153 ISO
              P7000147 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S10020.7 bits
              P700019.1 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S10011.6 EV
              P700010.8 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S10050.0
              P700039.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              P70007.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              S10012,800 ISO
              P70006,400 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1006,400 ISO
              P70003,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S10012 MP
              P700010 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
              P70001/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $948

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $265

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $314

              Aperture Wider aperture
              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
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $389

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $485

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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