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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 0 cm vs 4 cm
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX200 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S9100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Slightly smaller 105x62x35 mm vs 103x61x38 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $219.00 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $160 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 214 g vs 220 g
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX200 IS:1.5"
              S9100:1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX200 IS:220 g
              S9100:214 g
              Size Large Help
              SX200 IS:103x61x38 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $115 - $149

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $467 - $502

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Size Much smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $214

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $219

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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