Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX240 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
More zoom
20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Size
Smaller
106x61x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.5 fps vs 2.4 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$258.05 vs $345.58
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
214 g vs 224 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX240 HS20x
              S910018x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX240 HS1080p @ 24fps
              S91001080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX240 HS1.3"
              S91001.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX240 HS224 g
              S9100214 g
              Size Large Help
              SX240 HS106x61x33 mm
              S9100105x62x35 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $273

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $369

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $237

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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