Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix S100

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Pentax X70

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Pentax X70

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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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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
        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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $266 - $700

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $800

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Nikon Coolpix S80

        Compact

        $130

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

        Travel zoom

        $112

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $117

        Aperture 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

        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $449 body only

        $450 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Size Slightly larger
        Pentax XG-1

        Pentax XG-1

        Super zoom

        $292 - $347

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 body only

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

        Travel zoom

        $194

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        $450

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

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