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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

60

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.
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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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
106×59×33 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
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
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$261.51 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $37 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              SX220 HS5.0 cm
              S91004.0 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX220 HS1.3"
              S91001.4"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              SX220 HS106×59×33 mm
              S9100105×62×35 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
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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