Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L110

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
220 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS over the Nikon Coolpix L110.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 113x73x46 mm vs 109x74x78 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX130 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 308 g vs 406 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $186.02 vs $285.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L110

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX130 IS:None
              L110:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX130 IS:f/3.4
              L110:f/3.5

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

              Super zoom

              $160 - $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $320

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $277

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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