Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

57

Nikon Coolpix S9100

52

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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Weight
Light-weight
214 g
Size
Really small
Compact (105×62×35 mm)

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 SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Travel zoom

$180

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$440

GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$230

GPS Has a GPS
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$339

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

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
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Nikon Coolpix S9100
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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.