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

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

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
 

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
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
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $398 - $550 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Aperture Significantly 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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $400

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

              Super zoom

              $499

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              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

              $1,999 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Weight Heavier

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