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
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

galleries

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
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)
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
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"
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.00 vs $169.99
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS12x
              S605x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 ISf/3.4
              S60f/3.8

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $202

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix Z1

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $153

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $130

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

              Sony Cybershot W580

              Compact

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $630 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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