• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S110 advantages over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Less expensive
    $249 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    26 mm vs 40 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    198g vs 298g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon Coolpix A advantages over Canon S110

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Better color depth
    23.4 vs 20.6 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,164 vs 168 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.8 vs 11.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.1 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Bright lens; Good image quality; Compact body; Feature-set caters to experienced photographers; Works hand-in-hand with your smartphone.

  • Sub-par battery life; Performance is still spotty; Lens defects at wide angle; Geotagging is reliant on smartphone; No remote shooting support.

  • Solid alloy body with true twin-dial design; Smaller, lighter, and cheaper than most direct competitors; Excellent image quality, even when compared to interchangeable-lens cameras; Numerous accessories expand upon its capabilities.

  • Fixed prime lens is not for everybody; Ergonomics could be better; Performance is spotty; Built-in flash is rather weak; Battery life is quite modest.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S90

Canon S110
Canon S90
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon Coolpix A
Canon S90
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon S100

Canon S110
Canon S100
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix A
Canon S100
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Ricoh GR

Canon S110
Ricoh GR
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Canon S110
Panasonic LF1
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Coolpix A
Panasonic LF1
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Canon S110
Ricoh GR II
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR II
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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