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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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 Slightly 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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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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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
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX220 HS:215 g
        S9100:214 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX220 HS:1.3"
        S9100:1.4"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        SX220 HS:106x59x33 mm
        S9100:105x62x35 mm

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $189 - $200

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $380 - $392

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $220

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $526 - $549

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

        Travel zoom

        $269

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $484 - $525

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $242 - $281

        GPS Has a GPS
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

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

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        $292

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297

        Zoom Much more zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $220 - $339

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $236

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $97 - $107

        Size Much smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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