Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon Coolpix P100

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

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Samsung WB1100F

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

discussion

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PowerShot SX30 IS
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:36 PM, April 08, 2011)
If you want light and simple, you might consider the Panasonic ZS7, it packs 12x zoom into a small camera, and has great image quality and ease of use.

The super zoom cameras like the Canon SX30 and P100 are the biggest/heaviest cameras you can get (outside of DSLRs), and tend to be more advanced cameras too. But, they do have huge zoom.
 
RSF (11:34 AM, April 08, 2011)
Hi,

I'm trying to decide between Canon SX30 and Coolpix P100. I'm looking for ease of use (read idiot-friendly), easy to carry around. It got be light cause I don't like the dragging a ton of weight around my neck....and of course value for money.
 
Juanmanuelpulido (3:22 PM, April 03, 2011)
I have a P100. Is the best camera. Perhaps i miss the external flash. You can solve it!
 
Rick (6:17 AM, March 17, 2011)
I tried both cameras and settled on the Cannon. There were so many things i liked about the Nikon but I felt the Cannon had better picture quality and the sound was sooo much better when using the video option.
 
Rameshhrao (7:22 AM, December 28, 2010)
But type of Battery and Battery backup time comparison is missing! Snapshot should immediately give comaparison and update the above comparison table.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:38 PM, October 12, 2010)
Fixed, thanks!
 
Avatar for Mark Feeney Mark Feeney (9:37 PM, October 12, 2010)
The bad price has been corrected. Thanks for letting us know.
 
Peter (6:49 AM, October 09, 2010)
The low price for the Canon, at megastore is fake. When you visit the shop it is not the same camera.