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

Nikon Coolpix S80

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S80

35

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

31

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1500s
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40% 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 S80

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
819k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution screen
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$129.50 vs $191.29
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (more than 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

              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              S80:720p @ 24fps
              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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $258

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $104

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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