Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Pentax X70

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
820k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact (99×65×18 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X70

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

Items often bought with the Nikon S100 or Pentax X70

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S100.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X70.

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
1.0 cm vs 10.0 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
99×65×18 mm vs 110×83×90 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
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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-stops)
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 2 f-stops 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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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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $98

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Pentax X70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax XG-1

              Pentax XG-1

              Super zoom

              $142 - $150

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax X90

              Pentax X90

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $860 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Pentax K10D

              Pentax K10D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $298 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $1,100

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

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