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

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x63x17 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
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
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
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        S100:138 g
        S80:133 g
        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
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $266

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Compact

        $875

        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $160 - $250

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Compact

        $626

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung TL34HD

        Samsung TL34HD

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,360 - $1,410 body only

        $1,550 with 50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

        Compact

        $249

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $429

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Much 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-W330

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

        Ultra compact

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $217

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

        Compact

        $95 - $98

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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