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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 Pentax X70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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
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 Much higher resolution screen 820k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 3.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Size Significantly smaller 99x65x18 mm vs 110x83x90 mm
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7x smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs 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 Much 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-stop)
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 1 f-stop 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
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

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HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$111 - $169

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S80

Nikon Coolpix S80

Compact

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$115

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$94 - $167

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

Pentax X70 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$280

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$425

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$735 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Weight Heavier
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Travel zoom

$258

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom Less zoom

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