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

Nikon Coolpix L110

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L110

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Cheaper
$180.50 vs $309.99
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The best price we've seen is $129 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              $288

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $164

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

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

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              $321

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $279

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

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