• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S100 advantages over Canon 320 HS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More dots on screen
    820k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Canon 320 HS advantages over Nikon S100

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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 320 HS
Fujifilm Z90
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

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 320 HS
Pentax S1
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 110 HS

Nikon S100
Canon 110 HS
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Canon 320 HS
Canon 110 HS
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon A2600

Nikon S100
Canon A2600
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Canon 320 HS
Canon A2600
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

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 320 HS
Panasonic TS25
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
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