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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 Much 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.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        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 Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $379 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

        $117 - $170

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

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $185

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        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

        Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        Sony Cybershot WX9

        Compact

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Touch screen No touch screen

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        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Nikon Coolpix S60
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Nikon Coolpix S60

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