Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Nikon Coolpix S80

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S80

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
820k dots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

Size
Really small
Super compact (99×63×17 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g

Items often bought with the S100 or S80

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S100.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S80.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 7.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 7x closer to the lens
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon S80

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.6 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the S80's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
99×63×17 mm vs 99×65×18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.7"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.95 vs $156.55
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099×65×18 mm
              S8099×63×17 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100820k dots
              S80819k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100138 g
              S80133 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100$156.55
              S80$119.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1003,200 ISO
              S801,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S10028 mm
              S8035 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100f/3.9
              S80f/3.6
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $95

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $157

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXY 10S

              Canon IXY 10S

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Hasselblad Lunar

              Hasselblad Lunar

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $2,995 body only

              $1,496 - $1,900 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $89

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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