• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 625.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3.1 inch 16.5mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX620 HS advantages over Nikon W100

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    625 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 295 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon W100 advantages over Canon SX620 HS

  • Less expensive
    $157 vs $249
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 Panasonic ZS30

Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon W100
Panasonic ZS30
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon W100
Panasonic ZS25
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon S32

Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S32
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon W100
Nikon S32
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon S7000

Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S7000
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon W100
Nikon S7000
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon S33

Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S33
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $129
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon W100
Nikon S33
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $129
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
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