Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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
Size Smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 20% 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 Thinner 1.2" vs 1.4"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 193 g vs 214 g
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Around 10% lighter
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 18x vs 3.8x
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More than 23x more zoom
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.5 fps vs 1.9 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 40% 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
Lowest price Cheaper $246.95 vs $309.00
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $225

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $400

              3D Captures 3D images
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $361 - $392

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $213 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              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 S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $292

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $236

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $220 - $335

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $330

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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