Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S80

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Nikon Coolpix S80

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Really small
Size
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x63x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Significantly 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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 7 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
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
190 ms vs 290 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
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 1 f-stop 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
99x63x17 mm vs 99x65x18 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              S100:99x65x18 mm
              S80:99x63x17 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100:820k dots
              S80:819k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100:138 g
              S80:133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S100:28 mm
              S80:35 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100:f/3.9
              S80:f/3.6
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Nikon Coolpix S6000

              Compact

              $400

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $220

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $310

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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