Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

58

Nikon Coolpix S9100

53

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)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
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

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$395

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

Travel zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Zoom Much less zoom
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Zoom Much less zoom

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

Sony Cybershot H70

Travel zoom

$285

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom Much less zoom
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$394

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix L100

Nikon Coolpix L100

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Zoom Much less zoom

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.