Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S60

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S60

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Compact (98×60×22 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

Items often bought with the Canon SX150 IS or Nikon S60

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Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S60.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 9.0 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)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon S60

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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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
98×60×22 mm vs 113×73×46 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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS$88.96
              S60$109.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SX150 IS28 mm
              S6033 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              S60480p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 ISf/3.4
              S60f/3.8

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $399 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 SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              $260

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S610

              Nikon Coolpix S610

              Compact

              $148

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $157

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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