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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
290 ms shutter lag
 
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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
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 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
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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
Continuous shooting Shoots 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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX220 HS:1.3"
        S9100:1.4"
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX220 HS:215 g
        S9100:214 g
        Size Large Help
        SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
        S9100:105x62x35 mm
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $203

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $600

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        3D Captures 3D images
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $300

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $149

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $100 - $117

        Size Is much smaller
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $464 - $496

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $238

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

        Travel zoom

        GPS Has a GPS
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $228

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $175

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $240

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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