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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX20 IS

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 3.4" vs 3.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26.1x vs 20x
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More than 70% more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 600 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $330.00 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (around 40% less)
Size Slightly smaller 114x83x99 mm vs 128x88x87 mm
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX20 IS:0 cm
              P100:1 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX20 IS:3.4"
              P100:3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX20 IS:600 g
              P100:481 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX20 IS:128x88x87 mm
              P100:114x83x99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX20 IS:20x
              P100:26.1x
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              SX20 IS:28 mm
              P100:26 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $400 - $479

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $551

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $370 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $249 - $269

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $346

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $170

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $364

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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              Kanian (6:55 AM, October 14, 2011)
              אני רק קונה קנון.נקודהההה
               
              Anandkumar Rsvm (1:53 PM, January 03, 2011)
              If u r looking for the best camera then go through nikon coolpix p100.