Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 106x59x33 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX220 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX220 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
106x59x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.5 fps vs 3.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$258.06 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX220 HS1080p @ 24fps
              S91001080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX220 HS1.3"
              S91001.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX220 HS215 g
              S9100214 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS106x59x33 mm
              S9100105x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $449

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $180

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $445

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $212

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $273

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Ari Chanda1989 (4:07 AM, September 11, 2011)
              which would be best nikon l120 or this nikon s9100 ?