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

Nikon Coolpix P100 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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

Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$624 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$230

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$230

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$208

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$417

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$338

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion

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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.