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

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

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
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
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

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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Nikon Coolpix S100 Nikon Coolpix S100 39

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37 Pentax X70 Pentax X70

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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$200 - $400

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Compact

$626

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Samsung TL34HD

Samsung TL34HD

Compact

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix S80

Nikon Coolpix S80

Compact

$210

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,360 - $1,410 body only

$1,550 with 50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Much larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$273 body only

$427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Pentax X70 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax X90

Pentax X90

Super zoom

$245

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$735 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Weight Heavier
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Travel zoom

$133

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$484 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$599

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle

appearance

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discussion

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