Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S2700

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Nikon Coolpix S2700

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2500 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2700

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x57x20 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX150 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 6x
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4x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S2700

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Size
Smaller
94x57x20 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.3x smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
210 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 306 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.2x thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.99 vs $191.29
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              S2700:210 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 IS:f/3.4
              S2700:f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S2700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $89

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera

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