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
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Weight Slightly lighter 133 g vs 138 g
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen size Very large screens Help
        3.5"
        Screen type OLED screens Help
        Bright and vivid
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S100:820k dots
        S80:819k dots
        Size Fairly small Help
        S100:99x65x18 mm
        S80:99x63x17 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        S100:138 g
        S80:133 g
        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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $217 - $380

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $298

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $420

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Super zoom

        $589

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Much larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $194

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $93

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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