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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

65

Nikon Coolpix S9100

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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Explore our gallery of 50 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

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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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
99x60x28 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 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 1 f-stop better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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20% thinner
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 214 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$218.00 vs $258.05
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 5x
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Around 13x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
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              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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $163

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly 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

              $249

              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

              $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

              $429

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $110

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $395

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $353

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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