Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Pentax X70

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
820k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact (99×65×18 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S100.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X70.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
820k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
99×65×18 mm vs 110×83×90 mm
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7x smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 3.5"
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5x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
138 g vs 410 g
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3x lighter
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Advantages of the Pentax X70

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the X70's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 5x
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More than 23x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X70's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $533 body only

              $627 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Nikon Coolpix S80

              Compact

              $100

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              $130

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Pentax X70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $225

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $475 - $649 body only

              $589 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $226

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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