Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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
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
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Slightly smaller
105x62x35 mm vs 103x61x38 mm
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Almost the same
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
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
214 g vs 220 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX200 IS:1.5"
              S9100:1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX200 IS:220 g
              S9100:214 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              SX200 IS:103x61x38 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX200 IS:f/3.4
              S9100:f/3.5

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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

              $221

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $266

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

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