Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Pentax X70

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Pentax X70

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
820k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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
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 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
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
99x65x18 mm vs 110x83x90 mm
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7x smaller
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
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-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
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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recommendations

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
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $190

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              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

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $151 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Pentax X70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              $455

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Minolta DiMAGE Z1

              Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1

              Super zoom

              $170

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $174 - $202

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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