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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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 Much 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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 190 ms vs 540 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
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
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

        $425

        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

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

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

        $289 - $390

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Super zoom

        $600

        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

        Super zoom

        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $490

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        External flash No external flash support

        Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $346

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $347

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $427 - $447

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $115

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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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.