Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S60

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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
Cheaper
$128.00 vs $176.69
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (around 30% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS$176.69
              S60$128.00
              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
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              S60480p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SX150 IS28 mm
              S6033 mm
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

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

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $208

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $120

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $259

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $185

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

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

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