• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX610 HS advantages over Nikon S3700

  • More telephoto lens reach
    450 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.2 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon S3700 advantages over Canon SX610 HS

  • Less expensive
    $129 vs $190
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 26 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    118g vs 191g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S3600

Canon SX610 HS
Nikon S3600
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Nikon S3700
Nikon S3600
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Canon SX610 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S3700
Canon SX600 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon SX610 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S3700
Canon 350 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Canon SX610 HS
Canon 360 HS
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Nikon S3700
Canon 360 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon A300

Canon SX610 HS
Nikon A300
  • $195
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $137
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon S3700
Nikon A300
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $137
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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