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

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Thin
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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 Cheaper $214.87 vs $339.99
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 40% 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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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
              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

              $197

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $248

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $223

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $212

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Kodak EasyShare Z915

              Kodak EasyShare Z915

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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