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

Nikon Coolpix S80 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S80

33

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

30

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 (99×63×17 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S80.

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
1.0 cm vs 7.0 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)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1500s
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40% 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 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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
819k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
99×63×17 mm vs 113×73×46 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
Slightly cheaper
$129.50 vs $169.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              S801.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SX150 IS28 mm
              S8035 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX150 IS720p @ 30fps
              S80720p @ 24fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX150 ISf/3.4
              S80f/3.6

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $234

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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 SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $202

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $157

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujfilm Finepix Z900EXR

              Fujifilm Finepix Z900EXR

              Compact

              $290

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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