Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S80

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
819k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x63x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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 S80.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 7x closer to the lens
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.6
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At its widest zoom, the SX150 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S80

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 819k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution 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 99x63x17 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.6x smaller
Weight Lighter 133 g vs 306 g
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2.3x lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1.8"
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2.7x thinner
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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 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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX150 IS:0.9 fps
        S80:1.3 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
        S80:720p @ 24fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        SX150 IS:28 mm
        S80:35 mm
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        SX150 IS:f/3.4
        S80:f/3.6

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $189

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        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

        $115 - $149

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

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $184

        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
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $425

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S100

        Nikon Coolpix S100

        Compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Pentax Optio WS80

        Pentax Optio WS80

        Waterproof

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix T500

        Fujifilm FinePix T500

        Travel zoom

        $159

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Samsung MV900F MultiView

        Samsung MV900F MultiView

        Compact

        $250

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen size Smaller screen

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