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

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
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Cheaper
$99.50 vs $156.55
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              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$99.50
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1003,200 ISO
              S801,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S10028 mm
              S8035 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100f/3.9
              S80f/3.6
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $130

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $400

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              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
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $149

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $75

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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