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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S60

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Compact 97x60x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.8
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At its widest zoom, the SX150 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S60

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Smaller 97x60x22 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.9x smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.8"
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2.1x thinner
Weight Lighter 185 g vs 306 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.99 vs $189.79
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% 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 Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              S60:480p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SX150 IS:28 mm
              S60:33 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 IS:f/3.4
              S60:f/3.8
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              S60:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

              Nikon Coolpix S60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S51

              Nikon Coolpix S51

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $79 - $150

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

              Travel zoom

              $293

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z90

              Fujifilm FinePix Z90

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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