Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

61

Nikon Coolpix S9100

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (106×59×33 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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 SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$540

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$260 - $349

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$600

GPS Has a GPS
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$186

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus SP-720UZ

Olympus 720UZ

Super zoom

$256

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger

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.