Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
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

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

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

Samsung NV11

Samsung NV11

Compact

Size Smaller
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Compact

$90

Size Smaller
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ultra compact

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$417

GPS Has a GPS
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$480

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$499

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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.