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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Zoom
Great zoom
26.1x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 
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Advantages of the Canon G11

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Size Significantly smaller 112x76x48 mm vs 114x83x99 mm
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2.3x smaller
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.9" vs 3.9"
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2.1x thinner
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight Lighter 375 g vs 481 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Zoom More zoom 26.1x vs 5x
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More than 27x more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 190 ms vs 540 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $314.00 vs $544.00
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              G11:Tunnel
              P100:Digital
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              G11:375 g
              P100:481 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $484 - $774 body only

              $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $899

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Larger screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $342

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $255

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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