Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

50

Nikon Coolpix S9100

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$195 - $199

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$318

GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$228 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249

Zoom Much more zoom
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$123 - $150

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$80

Size Much smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Bob (3:39 PM, September 27, 2011)
I have a Nikon & very disapointed. It seems to be out of focus. Asy sugestions?
 
Erosewater6040 (11:22 PM, July 29, 2011)
The Nikon has approximately 30% more zoom, not %70.
 
Samiam (6:24 AM, April 11, 2011)
What?! How does Snapsport come up with 70% more zoom? And how do these two get even results - both 88's?
It's 14X vs 18X; It's 392mm vs 450mm; how is that 70%? The Nikon does start wider at 25mm vs 28mm for the Canon.
A friend just bought the S9100, and I played around with it for a couple hours. I can tell you the S9100 feels a lot larger in-hand and in-pocket.
Nikon included no manual controls on the S9100, very limited ISO choices (starts at 160 ugh!), no aperture priority, no shutter priority. It's like a big version of of a basic P&S for kids or something.
Before seriously considering the Nikon S9100, compare IQ between the two - no contest, Canon wins this one by a land slide.