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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 18x
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More than 20% more zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 106x61x33 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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 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 Slightly better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Weight Slightly lighter 214 g vs 224 g
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Almost the same
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        SX240 HS:20x
        S9100:18x
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX240 HS:224 g
        S9100:214 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX240 HS:1.3"
        S9100:1.4"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        SX240 HS:106x61x33 mm
        S9100:105x62x35 mm
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $220

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        3D Captures 3D images
        High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $297 - $327

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Zoom Has significantly less zoom

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        GPS Has a GPS
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        GPS Has a GPS
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        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 SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $252

        Size Smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $197

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $295

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Travel zoom

        $199

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

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