Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

52

Nikon Coolpix S9100

47

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots
Weight
Light-weight
214 g

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

$319

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Travel zoom

$1,750

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$325

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$246

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$389 - $447

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Travel zoom

$268

Size Much smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
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.