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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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x31 mm
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SX210 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size Smaller 105x59x31 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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
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
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 13.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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
Lowest price Cheaper $299.99 vs $422.01
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The best price we've seen is $122 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 214 g vs 220 g
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Almost the same
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Weight Heavy Help
              SX210 IS:220 g
              S9100:214 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              SX210 IS:105x59x31 mm
              S9100:105x62x35 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

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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

              $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $270 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $340

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $250

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $230

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

              Casio Exilim ZR100

              Travel zoom

              $356

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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