Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

63

Nikon Coolpix S9100

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

Report a correction
Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
Help
Around 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
Help
20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 214 g
Help
Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
Help
15x longer exposures
Canon Powershot S100 Learn more about
the Canon S100

Advantages of the Nikon S9100

Report a correction
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 5x
Help
Around 13x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
Help
Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
270 shots vs 200 shots
Help
Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$261.51 vs $329.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Nikon Coolpix S9100 Learn more about
the Nikon S9100
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon Powershot S100 Canon Powershot S100 63
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        39 Nikon Coolpix S9100 Nikon Coolpix S9100
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              S91001080p @ 30fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              S91009.5 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S1003.0 cm
              S91004.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              dxomark

              DXOMark

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $261

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $985

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              appearance

              Canon Powershot S100 Nikon Coolpix S9100
              Canon Powershot S100 Nikon Coolpix S9100
              Canon Powershot S100 Nikon Coolpix S9100

              discussion

              Canon Powershot S100
              Powershot S100
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Nikon Coolpix S9100
              Coolpix S9100
              Nikon

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments