Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 106x61x33 mm
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
Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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 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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.99 vs $219.00
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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 3.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 210 shots
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Around 30% 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
Weight Lighter 214 g vs 231 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              SX260 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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX260 HS:1.3"
              S9100:1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX260 HS:231 g
              S9100:214 g
              Size Large Help
              SX260 HS:106x61x33 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $224

              3D Captures 3D images
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Zoom Has much less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Size Is much smaller
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $164

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

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

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $260

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              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

              $291

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

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