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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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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differences

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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 190 ms vs 540 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Lowest price Much cheaper $314.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $385 cheaper (2.2x 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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $420

              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 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

              $899

              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 G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $325

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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