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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
 
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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

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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
        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 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

        $206

        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 SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $371

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $528

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $249

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $230

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $240

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $275

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        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 S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $221

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        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

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