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

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

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

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
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
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $197 - $500

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $398 - $550 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $301

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $222 - $300

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $128

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung SH100

              Samsung SH100

              Ultra compact

              $104

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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