• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S100 advantages over Canon 170 IS

  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    820k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 170 IS advantages over Nikon S100

  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 200 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 Fujifilm Z90

Nikon S100
Fujifilm Z90
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 170 IS
Fujifilm Z90
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Pentax S1

Nikon S100
Pentax S1
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Canon 170 IS
Pentax S1
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Nikon S100
Panasonic TS25
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 170 IS
Panasonic TS25
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Nikon S100
Canon 350 HS
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 170 IS
Canon 350 HS
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Nikon S100
Canon 360 HS
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 170 IS
Canon 360 HS
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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