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 99x63x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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

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
Slightly cheaper
$129.50 vs $178.49
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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:$178.49
              S80:$129.50
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              S80:1.3 fps
              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
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              S80:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $121

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

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $127

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $109

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              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
              Kodak Slice

              Kodak Slice

              Compact

              $105

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Compact

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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