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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

55

Nikon Coolpix S9100

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x58x29 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Light-weight
Weight
193 g
 

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps

differences

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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
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 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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$259.03 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $270

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom

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