• 1 inch 115.3mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon S2 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Lighter weight
    190g vs 301g
    Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon S2

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 2.85 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

The Competition

Compared to Pentax Q7

Nikon S2
Pentax Q7
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $195
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS M10
Pentax Q7
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $195
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX Mini

Nikon S2
Samsung NX Mini
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $406
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX Mini
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $406
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Nikon S2
Samsung NX3000
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3000
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Pentax Q-S1

Nikon S2
Pentax Q-S1
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS M10
Pentax Q-S1
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Nikon S2
Samsung NX3300
  • $259
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
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