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Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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

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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)
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 7.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Significantly 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 $369.00
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (more than 40% 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
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
Significantly 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              S100f/2.0
              P7000f/2.8
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              P70001/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S10020.7 bits
              P700019.1 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S10011.6 EV
              P700010.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              S10012,800 ISO
              P70006,400 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1006,400 ISO
              P70003,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S1001/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              P70001/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $968

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              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 S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $429

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $100

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

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

              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

              $399

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $503

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

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