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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Size
Really small
Mid size 112x76x48 mm
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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 190 ms vs 540 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom More zoom 26.1x vs 5x
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More than 27x more zoom
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $329 body only

        $369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

        Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $671

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        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

        $759

        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 G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $511 - $549

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $350

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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