Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX210 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 SX210 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x31 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 

differences

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
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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
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
Slightly cheaper
$264.50 vs $339.99
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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
              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

              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 SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              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 SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $391

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              3D Captures 3D images
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $372

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

              Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $524

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $244

              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom

              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 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
              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
              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 S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $265

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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