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

Canon PowerShot S95

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

41

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Really small
Size
Compact 99x58x29 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Light-weight
Weight
193 g
Shoots RAW
Supports 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
 

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
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
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
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
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 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
$264.50 vs $459.00
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The best price we've seen is $195 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $215

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $80

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              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
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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 S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $285

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

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $275

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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