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 99x63x17 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g

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Explore our gallery of 50 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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
190 ms vs 290 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.95 vs $155.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.5"
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099x65x18 mm
              S8099x63x17 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              S100820k dots
              S80819k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100138 g
              S80133 g
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              S10028 mm
              S8035 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S1003,200 ISO
              S801,600 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              S100f/3.9
              S80f/3.6
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $630 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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $104

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $264

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $194

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $273

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S02

              Nikon Coolpix S02

              Ultra compact

              $90 - $136

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Compact

              $174

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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