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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
210 ms shutter lag
 
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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 Significantly 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 Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 19.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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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
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 114x77x44 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
Startup delay Less startup delay 2400 ms vs 2900 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
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
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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
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 210 ms vs 250 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              P7000:2900 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              P7000:147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              P7000:19.1 bits
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$318.00
              P7000:$320.00
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              S100:12,800 ISO
              P7000:6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              P7000:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S100:12 MP
              P7000:10 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              P7000:10.8 EV
              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $548

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $850

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $345

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $425

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $325

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

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Pro digicam

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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