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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

54

Nikon Coolpix S9100

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.5
Help
At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Size
Smaller
100×58×30 mm vs 105×62×35 mm
Help
More than 20% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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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
Help
15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 3.8x
Help
More than 23x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
Help
Around 2x higher resolution screen
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.5 fps vs 1.9 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
270 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
4.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$261.51 vs $399.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $137 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S955.0 cm
              S91004.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

              Ultra compact

              $250

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Olympus Stylus 9000

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

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