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

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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 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 $189.79
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The best price we've seen is $60 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 Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX150 IS:12x
              S80:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

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

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z110

              Fujifilm FinePix

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z90

              Fujifilm FinePix Z90

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Nikon Coolpix S100

              Compact

              $79 - $150

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

              appearance

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