Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Size
Really small
Compact 99x58x29 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
193 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 104x60x30 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Wide angle Better wide angle 28 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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
Size Slightly smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 104x60x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 193 g vs 209 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom More zoom 10x vs 3.8x
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More than 7x more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S95:28 mm
              S8100:30 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $294 - $429

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $194

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $265

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $335

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $276

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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