Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

53

Nikon Coolpix S9100

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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 SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$318 - $379

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$419

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$359

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$129 - $227

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$119

GPS Has a GPS
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32

Compact

$80 - $117

Size Significantly smaller
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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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.