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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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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
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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $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
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $294 - $429

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $165 - $240

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              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 S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $138 - $199

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $975 body only

              $1,475 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $201

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S200

              Nikon Coolpix S200

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $125 - $200

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $276

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $130

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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