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

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S80

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
819k dots

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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.50 vs $148.11
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S100:$148.11
              S80:$129.50
              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
              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 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $226

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $109

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $100

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $70

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Kodak Slice

              Kodak Slice

              Compact

              $105

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Nikon Coolpix S60

              Compact

              $130

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Compact

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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