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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Nikon Coolpix S60.
 

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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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 33 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects 9x closer to the lens
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 Sensor shift, Lens 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
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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
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        SX150 IS:28 mm
        S60:33 mm
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
        S60:480p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        SX150 IS:f/3.4
        S60:f/3.8

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $199

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $250

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $248

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Lowest price More expensive

        Nikon Coolpix S60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

        $163 - $249

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Nikon Coolpix S60
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