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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 7x closer to the lens
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
Weight Slightly lighter 133 g vs 138 g
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen size Very large screens Help
        3.5"
        Screen type OLED screens Help
        Bright and vivid
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        S100:820k dots
        S80:819k dots
        Touch screen Have touch screens Help
        Less buttons
        Size Fairly small Help
        S100:99x65x18 mm
        S80:99x63x17 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        S100:138 g
        S80:133 g
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        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

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Nikon Coolpix S800c

        Nikon Coolpix S800c

        Travel zoom

        $147 - $350

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $114 - $169

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $103

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Nikon Coolpix P310

        Nikon Coolpix P310

        Pro digicam

        $268

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $108

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $297 - $350

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        Nikon Coolpix S80 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Compact

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Pentax Optio VS20

        Pentax Optio VS20

        Travel zoom

        $150

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Kodak Slice

        Kodak Slice

        Compact

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

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