Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Nikon Coolpix S60

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Nikon Coolpix S60

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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"
 

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
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 $190.99
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The best price we've seen is $41 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

              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
              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 ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $129

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

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