Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS


Nikon Coolpix S9100



Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Compact (106×59×33 mm)
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots


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.


Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom


Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Travel zoom

GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Travel zoom


Thickness Slightly thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam


Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100


Size Significantly smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Travel zoom

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower


Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
PowerShot SX230 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S9100
Coolpix S9100

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Showing 3 comments

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.