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Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.6 EV
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 39.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2400 ms vs 2900 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 114x77x44 mm
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2.4x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop 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
Cheaper
$218.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
Help
Around 80% more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
210 ms vs 250 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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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
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              P7000:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              P7000:10.8 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              P7000:147 ISO
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              P7000:2900 ms
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              P7000:19.1 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S100:50.0
              P7000:39.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              P7000:7.1x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$218.00
              P7000:$349.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              S100:12,800 ISO
              P7000:6,400 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              P7000:3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              P7000:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $981

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $549

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $395

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $401

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $494

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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