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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
820k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
819k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x63x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 7x closer to the lens
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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$144.99
              S80:$163.64
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $189 - $258

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $138

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak Slice

              Kodak Slice

              Compact

              $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $257 - $297

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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