Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Pentax X70

37

Pentax X70

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Screen size
Large screen
3.5"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
820k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X70

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S100

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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 size Much larger screen 3.5" vs 2.7"
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Around 30% larger screen
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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recommendations

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $220

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $289 - $400

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

        Compact

        $158

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Nikon Coolpix S70

        Compact

        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Pentax X70 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

        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 P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Super zoom

        $589

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $390

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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