Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

66

Nikon Coolpix S9100

60

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

Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$437

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$379

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$280

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$350

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$300

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

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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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.